JERUSALEM (Sep. 28)
Deep apprehensions were expressed in political circles here today about a statement made this weekend by West German Chancellor Ludwig Erhard, who has been quoted as saying that the Bonn Government has no legal means for stopping German scientists from working in Egypt on weapons of mass destruction aimed at Israel.
The Mapam faction in the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, demanded today that the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Security Committee convene a special meeting on the issue. Mapam also requested that the issue be placed on the Knesset agenda for consideration when Parliament resumes its sessions about the middle of next month. Other opposition parties are contemplating similar demands.
Foreign Ministry officials have, so far, refused to comment on Chancellor Erhard’s statement about the scientists employed by Egypt, declaring they prefer to wait until they see the full text of Mr. Erhard’s remarks. However, they did not hide their dismay over the reports of his statement about the scientists.