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Israelis Detect Signs of Danger in Johnson’s Arms, Negotiations Positions

There was no official comment by the Israel Government tonight on President Johnson’s B’nai B’rith speech but opinion in Government circles was that the speech spotlighted several points of danger for Israel. One of these was the President’s expressed desire to limit armaments to preserve a “balance” which, Israelis said, he should know well no longer exists. They said the question at issue was not the quantity of arms coming into the area but the intention with which were being acquired. Some sources said, however, that Mr. Johnson’s speech should be seen in the perspective that it followed the speeches by the two presidential candidates containing outright promise of planes for Israel.

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