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A Labor Party Victory May Make Britain Amenable to Selling Chieftain Tanks to Israel

Arye Eliav, secretary general of the Israel Labor Party, said on his return from London yesterday that the supply of Chieftain tanks to Israel may depend on the outcome of the British elections next month. According to Mr. Eliav, a Labor victory would bring new younger men into the government and create an atmosphere more conducive to a discussion of the subject. Up to now the Labor government has refused to supply Chieftains to Israel, but a fresh mandate from the electorate might cause it to reverse its stand, Mr. Eliav said.