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Israel’s View on Syrian Raids Presented to U.S. Top Officials

March 16, 1967
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Premier Levi Eshkol stressed to two top United States Government officials at a meeting yesterday the serious view Israel takes of the resumption of guerrilla raids from Syria.

The Premier transmitted that view during a general briefing on the Middle East he gave Lucius Battle, the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, and Harold Sanders, White House adviser on the region. The two American officials are on a study mission to the region. The Premier also described Israel’s basic security problems.

The Premier also discussed Israel’s water problems and referred to the projected Israel-United States project to build a $200, 000, 000 experimental plant to use nuclear energy to desalt brackish water. A third United States official, Assistant Defense Secretary Townsend Hoopes, left Israel yesterday.

The Premier also conferred with Sir Alec Douglas-Home, former British Prime Minister, discussing Middle East and international developments. Sir Alec was guest at a dinner given by the Foreign Affairs and Security Committee of Parliament.

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