WASHINGTON (Sep. 8)
State Department officials today linked the European bombings with the continuing violence in the Middle East and deplored the spread of terrorism to other nations. They said it was a poor way “to grope for a settlement.” Officials were reluctant to discuss security pre-cautions for Israeli diplomatic installations in the U.S. But it seemed apparent that measures were being intensified.
(It was learned that police in some cities have responded to requests from Jewish and Israel-oriented organizations, including airline offices, for increased surveillance. Law enforcement agencies declined public comment on reports that undercover investigations are proceeding among groups of known Arab agitators in this country.)