Ogden Reid Promises He Will Seek Phantom Jets for Israel

Congressman Ogden Reid, a New York Republican who once served as United States Ambassador to Israel, pledged here today that he would do everything possible to see that Israel gets the F-4 Phantom supersonic Jet fighters she has requested from the U.S. to maintain her defensive strength against the rearmed Arab states. Rep. Reid added “I have good reason to believe that Israel will get the Phantoms.”

He delivered his remarks at Lydda Airport where he and his family left today after a visit to Israel that included tours of all of the Israel-occupied Arab territories. During his stay the Congressman met with Deputy Prime Minister Yigal Allon, Foreign Minister Abba Eban, Defense Minister Gen. Moshe Dayan, former Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and Mayor Teddy Kollek of Jerusalem. He said that America is interested in maintaining a balance of armed strength in the Middle East and is aware that weapons are being shipped into the area.

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