British Officers in Mufti Reported Training Egyptian Pilots in Cairo Suburb
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British Officers in Mufti Reported Training Egyptian Pilots in Cairo Suburb

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British officers dressed in mufti are flying Egyptian planes outside of Cairo and Egyptian pilots are being trained in Britain, it was revealed in an article published in the New Statesman and Nation, leading British publication.

The article points out that despite the fact that Britain is actively engaged in training pilots for Egypt and is shipping arms to that country, the Egyptian Government abstained from voting approval of the U.N. Security Council resolution on Korea. “Considering all the blandishments lavished on Egypt by Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin since 1945, this is a singularly ungrateful action,” the writer points out.

The article compares the action of Egypt with that of Israel on the Korean issue. It criticizes the British Foreign Office for continuing to maintain a policy aimed at strengthening Egypt’s military position vis-a-vis Israel.


The assertion that “Israel is the most stable and democratic country in the Middle East,” was made here last night by Woodrow Wyatt, Labor M.P., who visited Israel recently. He spoke at a Labor Zionist mass meeting.

The M.P. said he was deeply impressed by the constructive achievements he had seen in Israel, but criticized the kibbutzim there for their refusal to use hired labor, asserting that this policy hampered the absorption of immigrants. S. Levenberg, Jewish Agency Leaders who spoke after Mr. Wyatt, defended the policy of the kibbutzim, asserting that the movement could not “lightly abandon its basic principles of self-labor and equality.”

Leaders of all parties in the British Parliament and government spokesmen in various departments today attended a reception by the Israel legation in honor of the Israel Parliamentary delegation which is concluding its visit to this country. Among the British leaders present at the affair were: Lord Chancellor Viscount Jowett, Deputy Speaker of the House, J. Milner, Conservative Party leader Anthony Eden and Clement Davies, head of the Liberal Party.

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