TEL AVIV (Apr. 21)
Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett arrived in Tel Aviv today from the United States. At the same tine, Mrs. Golda Myerson, retiring Israeli Minister to Moscow, returned to take up her post as Minister of Labor.
Both proceeded immediately to a meeting of the Cabinet to discuss the position the Israeli delegation will take at the Lausanne Conference to be held under United Nations Conciliation Commission auspices next week. Mrs. Myerson was also to report on a talk which one had with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei V. Vishinsky before her departure from Moscow.
The Soviet Minister to Tel Aviv, Pavel Yershov, left Israel for Moscow today for a “leave,” according to an announcement by the Soviet legation. Feeder Muchin, counsellor of the location, will serve as charged affaires during his absence.
ISRAELIS AND SYRIANS AGREE ON AGENDA FOR ARMISTICE TALKS
An agreement on the agenda of the Israeli-Syrian armistice negotiations was reached today at a three-hour meeting on the Israeli-Syrian border of the delegations of both nations and representatives of the U.N. It was also decided to hold the next joint session Tuesday.
Following the meeting, Lt. Col. Mordecai Makleff, head of the Israeli deputation, told newsmen that Israel had today presented its proposals for the armistice. The Jews, he said, demanded that both sides withdraw to the former international border between Palestine and Syria. The Syrians have thus far refused to agree on this point, Makleff reported, and are consulting Damascus.
Contrary to expectations, Hill 223, a disputed height in Israeli territory which the Syrians seized months ago and from which they have since promised to withdraw, is still in the hands of the Arabs. Today, they asked for another 48-hour extension, to which the Israeli delegation agreed, and it is now expected that the hill ##esitions will be evacuated by Saturday.