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Bertrand Russell Appeals to Arabs and Israel on Rocket Weapons

February 26, 1964
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An appeal to the Arab states and to Israel to accept an embargo on arms shipments and to accept international supervision of nuclear and rocket weapons, systems and plants was issued yesterday by 11 world figures led by Bertrand Russell, the British philosopher.

Warning of the “grave danger” of war in the Middle East, the group declared: “We appeal to the sanity and humanity of the Arab states and Israel. We ask their governments to accept international supervision of nuclear and rocket weapons, systems and plants and for an internationally-supervised embargo upon further arms shipments to that region.”

Other signers were Prof. Max Born, Danilo Dolci, Pastor Martin Niemoller, Prof. Linus Pauling, Prof. C. F. Powell, Prof. Eugene Rabinowitch, Joseph Rotblat, Prof. Abdus Salam, Jean-Paul Sartre and Dr. Albert Schweitzer.

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