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Javits: Quiet Along Suez Canal Depends on Noise Along the Potomac

November 24, 1971
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Sen. Jacob K. Javits (R.,N.Y.) declared last night that “If quiet is to prevail on the banks of the Suez and the Jordan, then there must be a great noise on the banks of the Potomac.” Speaking to 20,000 persons attending the United Jewish Appeal’s annual “Night of Stars” in Madison Square Garden, at which over $300,000 was raised, Javits explained: “It is in Washington, 10,000 miles away from the council chambers of Jerusalem and Cairo where the next vital decision for Israel’s defense will be made.”

Pointing out that 78 Senators have called for a resumption of jet deliveries, Javits asserted: “This voice is the one which must prevail on the banks of the Potomac, lest the voice of ‘force and only force’ prevails on the banks of the Nile and the Jordan.”

Javits said “Assurances of ‘don’t worry’ from the US State Department understandably cannot assuage her (Israel’s) concern–or ours.” There is, he said, “much in experience to confirm our concern.” referring to what he described as State Department uncertainty over whether Russia has or has not increased its military aid to Egypt.

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