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Nasser Says He Would Not Permit Israeli Shipping Through Suez Canal

July 27, 1959
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A belligerent speech against Israel was delivered today by President Nasser of the United Arab Republic who told an audience in Cairo that the Suez Canal was an Egyptian waterway through which no Israeli shipping would be permitted to pass.

(At the United Nations headquarters, Joseph Tekoah, Israel’s permanent representative, met yesterday with Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold to receive additional information on the UN Chief’s recent talks with Nasser concerning freedom of Israeli shipping through the Suez Canal, Mr. Hammarskjold was also apprised of Israel’s position on this matter. The Israel representative is preparing a report to be sent to Jerusalem where it will be presented to the Cabinet for consideration.)

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