to eliminate any prior consent loopholes in the resolution is notable considering the later and continuing conflicts in executive-congressional relations over the war powers.
The position of Israel was quite different from that of either of its two European allies in the Suez War. Israel had acted under mounting threats and attacks against its vital national interests and not the essentially colonial interests that motivated Britain and France. It was therefore logical that Israel would resist withdrawal without guarantees and that its friends in the Senate would support its position under the circumstances.
Finally, the President's backing of Dulles in this policy area "from top to bottom" gave the forceful Secretary of State greater strength in dealing with the Congress. Yet, congressional influence was surely demonstrated in the development of the Eisenhower Doctrine.