WASHINGTON (Jul. 18)
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs announced today that it is sending a two-man, bi-partisan delegation to Israel to study the current situation and make recommendations on policy.
The delegation will be composed of Rep. Leonard Farbstein, New York Democrat, and Rep. William S. Broomfield, Michigan Republican. The Congressmen will meet with Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, former Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, and other leaders.
They will study prospects of Arab-Israel peace and make proposals to advance regional stability and security. The two Congressmen said they would particularly examine the new administration of Jerusalem and the status of the holy places. They will view the Arab refugee situation, especially on the West Bank of the Jordan River. The Congressmen intend to visit the cease-fire lines and evaluate the truce supervision organization.
Another member of the Committee. Rep. Robert Taft, Jr., Ohio Republican, said today that he would examine Israel’s security situation and relations with its neighbors “in view of the unrelenting Arab belligerency.”