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Senate Rejects Two Proposals That Would Impede Arms Sale to Israel

The Senate rejected Friday two proposals which opponents said might impede arms sale to Israel. By a 56-6 vote the Senate refused to end the $600 million in the Foreign Military Sales Act for credit sales of U.S. arms abroad. Observers noted this money could be used to give Israel fast credit if Nixon approved the request for more Jet warplanes. By a 50-1 vote the Senate refused to remove language from the bill urging President Nixon to make such credits available to Israel if he decided she needed arms help. Senator John Williams. Delaware Republican, offered both amendments. He said he did not intend to stall possible aid to Israel but to give Congress control over which nations would get U.S. arms.

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