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U.S. Seeks to Slow Down Arms Race in Middle East, Humphrey Report

February 27, 1967
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The United States Government is doing everything possible to slow down the arms race in the Middle East in order to redress any imbalance of power that may threaten Israel’s independence, Vice-President Hubert H. Humphrey told a session of members of the United Jewish Appeal’s National Young Leadership Cabinet, here.

The remarks by the Vice-President were made during a two-day parley in the nation’s capital, where 118 members of the UJA Young Leadership Cabinet were given intensive briefings on international and domestic affairs by officials of the Departments of State, Defense, Health and Welfare and the Office of Economic Opportunity.

The two-day program was arranged by Mr. Humphrey’s office, with the Vice-President participating in two sessions, one held at the State Department, and the other at the Mayflower Hotel.

Mr. Humphrey’s remarks on the Middle East arms race emerged during a general discussion on the United States Government’s efforts to achieve peaceful relations among all the sovereign powers. The Vice-President also stressed that it was the Government’s policy to preserve the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all the nations in the Middle East.

Israel’s Ambassador, Avraham Harman, Leonard D. Bell of Lewiston, Me., Young Leadership Cabinet chairman, and Rabbi Herbert A. Friedman, UJA executive vice-chairman, also addressed the group.

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