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Arab Premiers Conclude Parley; Divided on Military Stand Against Israel

June 1, 1965
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Arab premiers ended a five-day conference in Cairo yesterday still unable to reach agreement on a unified stand against Israel, according to reports reaching here from the Egyptian capital. This was the second time this year that the Arab leaders had attempted to work out differences concerning the deployment of Arab troops under a unified command in countries bordering Israel.

Lebanon and Israel persisted in their opposition to the stationing of Egyptian troops on their territories despite Nasser’s insistence that maintaining mixed Arab troops in these countries is vital to Arab unity and plans for diverting the tributaries of the Jordan river in an effort to obstruct Israel’s national irrigation project. Tunisia boycotted the conference claiming that the Arab League is being used as a means of discrediting Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba.

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