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French Send Weapons to Libya, Saudi

October 12, 1973
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The French newspaper L’Aurore said today that 15 French tanks of the AMX type were due to leave Marseilles Oct. 15 for Saudi Arabia. Yesterday, the French cargo ship Mejean 2 sailed from Marseilles with a reported cargo of bombs, tanks and ammunition for Libya. Jewish students and Chief Rabbi Israel Salzer of Marseilles have protested to President Georges Pompidou urging that all arms shipments to Arab countries be suspended.

LATE BULLETIN: Former Congressman Herbert Tenzer, general chairman of the United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York, declared today that “never in the history of this humanitarian organization have so many New York Jews volunteered to work for UJA nor has the organization ever received so many individual gifts in such a short period of time.” Referring to the response to the UJA’s Israel Emergency Fund Campaign which began when the war broke out, Tenzer said more than 7500 people have come to the UJA headquarters to make personal contributions ranging from a child’s 25-cent piece to an industrialist’s check for $25,000. So far 200 fund-raising rallies and meetings have been held and more than 250 are scheduled to be held within the next few days.

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