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We were on civil rights and also the Israel question at
the end last time. I was going to ask you if you had ever
made a trip to Israel yourself.
Yes, I have been to Israel on two different occasions.
One was in November of 1973 immediately after the October
war, and more recently when I went as a member of the Appropriations
Sub-Committee on Foreign Operations, and I went with
Joe Early and Dave Obey, and we went to the Mideast and we
went to Portugal -- first to Portugal, then to Egypt, Syria,
Jordan, Israel. It was a fascinating trip.
Incidentally, did you encounter any difficulties in the
Well, first we were traveling as an official group. We
were accompanied by a State Department person who came with us.
In Egypt I was very impressed with Sadat, and I did a whole
report on this, which if you're interested, is available. It
was a remarkable trip.
I went frankly because Dave Obey is very bad on Israel.
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