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Sharett Clarifies Israel’s Stand Toward Russia and U.S.

July 18, 1955
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Israel is striving for full mutual understanding and strengthening of contact with the Soviet Union, Prime Minister Moshe Sharett declared at an election meeting in Haifa today. He said that a shipping agreement with the USSR would be signed within the next few days.

Turning to Israel’s relations with the United States, Mr. Sharett stressed that despite past, or possible future, misunderstandings. Israel would maintain and cherish her friendship with the United States. Referring to the continued hostile attitude of the Arab countries, the Prime Minister said that Israel was not a warmonger. He cautioned that Israel must carefully consider the limits of necessity in using force, since her chief goal is the attainment of peace as soon as possible.

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