JERUSALEM (Sep. 4)
UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold is expected to arrive here Saturday for talks with Israel Premier David Ben Gurion. informed sources said, He was in Cairo today.
(In a blast timed to coincide with the arrival in Cairo of Mr. Hammarskjold, United Arab Republic President Nasser charged last night that the United States and Britain were arming Israel in a “last hope of destroying Arab nationalism.”)
Israel will seek information from the UN official, it was reliably reported here today, about the results of Mr. Hammarskjold’s conversations in both Amman; capital of Jordan, and Cairo, particularly concerning what safeguards, if any, he had obtained against continuation of Nasser’s campaign of subversion and indirect aggression in the area.
Israel also was understood to be likely to ask whether Mr. Hammarskjold had managed to get a clear-cut answer from Nasser on the issue of Egyptian claims of a “right to belligerency” against Israel. Israel more than a year ago asked the UN official to determine whether Egypt, in defiance of the UN Charter, considered herself in a state of war with Israel. After some prodding. Mr. Hammarskjold submitted the question to Foreign Minister Mahmoud Fawzi but no reply has ever been received.
Israel officials were reported to feel that Mr. Hammarskjoid should demand a clear-cut reply in his current talks and report continued evasion to the United Nations.