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High Pennsylvania Jurist Calls for Diverting Some U.S. Funds to Israel

The Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court called today for a termination of U.S. foreign aid to Communist and pro-Communist nations, and diversion of part of the funds to Israel “where the cost of their war for survival and freedom must be tremendous.”

Judge John C. Bell, Jr. issued his call in a statement in which he castigated continued aid to nations that “insult our country, attack our embassies, burn our flag and aid our enemies.” On the other hand, he noted, “from the days of Abraham, Moses and Solomon, the Israelites, in their religious tenets and beliefs, have inspired our Western World. Moreover, in recent years, they have established an oasis of democracy in the Middle East. How ridiculous of Washington to say, concerning the Mideast war that we are neutral in thought, word and deed.”