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Ice-president Humphrey Reiterates U.S. Commitment to Israel’s Security

Vice-President Humphrey reiterated here tonight the U.S. commitment to the preservation of Israel’s integrity. “Unfortunately,” he stated, there is great potential for conflict in the Middle East. But our policy is unmistakably clear, We will energetically oppose aggression there which could threaten the peace. As part of that objective, the United States is committed to the integrity of Israel as an independent state.”

The Vice-President spoke at a special convocation, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, where he was awarded the first honorary degree by Bar-Ilan University of Ramat Gan, Israel. The degree was conferred upon him by Rabbi Joseph Lookstein, the newly appointed chancellor of the university, who cited Mr. Humphrey for his “consistent and continuing efforts in the cause of higher education both here and abroad.”