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Israel May Receive Part of $55,000,000 in Proposed U.S. Aid

March 18, 1952
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Israel may receive an as yet undetermined proportion of $55,000,000 in proposed mutual security economic and technical aid for the Near East, in addition to $76,000,000 for Jewish refugees, it was learned today. However, a spokesman for the Mutual Security Administration said that for security reasons, a country-by-country breakdown could not be published at this time and that the additional amount for Israel would probably be submitted in executive session to the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Committees.

Mutual Security Administrator W. Averill Harriman asked Congress last week for $76,000,000 for the relief and rehabilitation of Jewish refugees in Israel, in addition to $65,000,000 for the care of Arab refugees in Arab lands. The total amount of aid recommended by President Truman for the Near East is $196,000,000.

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