CANADA: Jets to Israel

Off and on for six months, the government of Canada has debated whether or not to approve Israel's request to buy 24 of the hot F-86 Sabre jet interceptors built under U.S. license by Montreal's Canadair Ltd. Last week, after a gentle nudge from the U.S. and with the approval of France (which has already sold 24 Mystere IV jet fighters to Israel), Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent approved the sale.

Explaining his government's decision, St. Laurent pointed out that Egypt, with airfields only ten minutes' flying time from Tel Aviv, has...

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