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Mrs. Meir Urges Israel’s Friends to Send More Arms to Preserve Mideast Arms Balance

Premier Golda Meir urged foreign businessmen attending a conference devoted to investments in Israel’s tourist industry to tell Israel’s friends abroad to send more arms to preserve the Mideast balance of power. “As we do not intend to commit suicide and as our neighbors are constantly being fed with better weapons and aid, we must ask our friends in the world not to let us stand alone but to send additional arms,” she said. Some 60 projects designed to stimulate tourism in Israel will be proposed to foreign businessmen at the conference. The projects to be discussed at the conference total investments of nearly $100 million. The parley, sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism headed by Moshe Kol, opened here yesterday and will reassemble tomorrow at the seaside resort of Herzliya.

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