An Israeli Connection?

With the Administration's requests for continued aid to the Salvadoran army and Nicaragua's contras bottled up in Congress, an intriguing question arises: Could the U.S. funnel arms to Central America through Israel? U.S. officials refused to address the question directly last week, but they conceded that it had the merit Of being logical. Israel has looked on Central America with a kind eye ever since Nicaragua allowed Jewish freedom fighters to ship arms into Israel under the Nicaraguan flag in the late 1940s. In return, Jerusalem has long supplied weapons to several Central...

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