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U.S. Jewish Veterans to Ask Johnson to Supply Modern Arms to Israel

April 20, 1964
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The Jewish War Veterans of the United States announced here today through their national commander, Daniel N. Heller, that they are going to request President Johnson to supply modern arms to Israel. In addition, Mr. Heller said, the Jewish veterans will also launch a campaign to inform American public opinion that Egypt uses United States aid to help build its military machine, aimed at the extermination of Israel.

Mr. Heller, visiting Israel, made those statements after he had met with high officials of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, conferred with Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, and expressed his admiration for Israel’s present armaments, which he witnessed during the mammoth military parade held at Beersheba in celebration of Israel’s 16th anniversary.

Mr. Heller asserted that another project to be pursued by the Jewish veterans will concern demands on the West German Government to recall its missile scientists from Egypt.

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