FOREIGN RELATIONS: Missions to the Middle East

Two newly appointed emissaries set out from the U.S. last week on missions to the restless Middle East: CJ

¶To Israel and the neighboring Arab states. President Eisenhower dispatched Eric A. Johnston, 57, president of the Motion Picture Association of America and chairman of the International Development Advisory Board. Johnston departed with the rank of ambassador and a presidential promise of "full support" and "the widest possible latitude" in carrying out his mission. The task: lessening Arab-Israeli tension by promoting cooperation on specific projects and problems, particularly irrigation and refugees (see FOREIGN NEWS), rather than by trying to sell an...

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