JERUSALEM (Sep. 28)
Deputy Premier Yigal Allon urged yesterday that more Jewish settlements be established along the cease-fire lines to give Israel political leverage in future negotiations with the Arabs. He said Israel did not want to become “like an aircraft carrier,” meaning a country that had to rely on military means alone to defend itself. Allon, speaking at the 50th anniversary of Benyamina settlement, said that Jewish settlements along the cease-fire lines would further the expansion of the nation’s economic infrastructure and “will serve as a lever in our struggle over the future map of Israel in the political arena.”
All delegates attending a meeting in London of Arab League offices in western Europe, which opened last night, reportedly agreed that the Arab cause lost much support in the west since the murder on Sept. 5 of the 11 Israeli athletes in Munich. A British Home Office spokesman said that all the delegates passed through British customs without difficulty because there was “nothing against them.” He added that it should not be assumed that British security checks had slackened for the entry of the delegates.
Two hundred and thirty physicians and scientists participating in the world medical congress in Amsterdam signed a petition demanding the abolition of the Soviet head tax.