House Urged to Concur Senate Bill to Provide $500m to Israel

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee urged today the House of Representatives to concur in the Senate’s amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill which provides $500 million in military credits for Israel and earmarks $250 million for the purchase of Phantom jets. In telegrams to House members signed by Irving Kane, chairman, and I.L. Kennen, vice-chairman, the Committee said, “We believe this measure is a vital response to mounting Egyptian war threats and preparations including continuing shipments of Soviet bombers” to Egypt.

The Committee urged that telegrams calling for favorable action be sent to the Senate-House Conference Committee which is to consider the Defense Appropriations bill this week. The composition of the committee will be announced tomorrow. Telegrams should also be sent to Sen. Allen Ellender (D., La.) and Rep. George H. Mahon (D., Tex.) chairman of the Senate and House appropriations committees respectively, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee said.

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