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Ribicoff Says Congress Supports Policy to Ensure Israel’s Security

Sen. Abraham Ribicoff (D. Conn.) said here today that both Houses of the U.S. Congress backed a policy that ensures Israel’s independence and security and will see to It that Israel gets all she needs for her survival. The Democratic law-maker who arrived here with his wife on a private visit, told newsmen at the airport that he did not think the U.S. should attempt to solve the Middle East conflict because “the matter rests with Israel, the Egyptians and the Russians.” He said, however, that there was in America a will to find a solution. Ribicoff, one of the two Jews in the U.S. Senate, denied that he had vice-presidential ambitions for 1976.