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Secretary of State Meets with Israel Envoy on Arab Anti-israel Threats

Secretary of State Dean Rusk has agreed to meet with Israel Ambassador Avraham Harman today to discuss the recent Arab summit conference and the belligerent threats endangering regional peace. The meeting, requested by Israel, took place this afternoon.

It was based on the decision of the Israel Government to discuss with friendly nations the implications of the Cairo developments. Threats were made at the Arab conference for military action against Israel, diversion of rivers flowing into the Jordan river, and for a new, coordinated aggressive Arab multinational buildup of armed might for use against Israel. The purpose of the Rusk-Harman meeting is also to renew high-level contacts in the wake of the visit last summer of Prime Minister Levi Eshkol to Washington.