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Presidents’ Conference Urges Congress to Act on Plane Deliveries to Israel

The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations urged all members of Congress today to support “prompt resumption of continuous and regular plane deliveries to maintain Israel’s deterrent capacity as she strives for a final durable Middle East peace.” The appeal was contained in letters sent to every member of the Senate and House of Representatives by Dr. William A. Wexler, chairman of the Presidents Conference. Dr. Wexler warned that “any indication that the United States may be withholding arms for Israel is taken as a sign of American weakness and increases the risk of Soviet-Arab miscalculation and of a confrontation between the superpowers.”