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Ambassador Eban Presents Creoentials to Truman; President Pledges U.S. Aid to Israel

Ambassador Abba Eban of Israel presented his credentials today to President Truman at the White House. The Israel diplomat, who also leads his country’s delegation to the United Nations, told the President that the people of Israel “will never cease to feel the most profound gratitude for the memorable and decisive steps” taken by Mr. Truman in behalf of the establishment of the Jewish state.

Mr. Eban, following the credentials-presentation ceremony, told White House correspondents that Mr. truman had asked him to convey his good wishes to President Chaim Neizmann of Israel. He said that President Truman stated that he was gratified to see “the manifestation of the desire of Israel to cooperate in the maintenance of world peace,” and that this desire has been given concrete expression by Israel’s support of the United Nations action in Korea. Mr. Truman promised to Israel the “understanding and cooperation of the United States Government,” Ambassador Eban added.

In presenting his crodentials to the President, Mr. Eban told Mr. Truman that Israel “continues to devote its efforts unstintingly to the fulfillment of its ossential purpose–the provision of a home for hundreds of thousands of our people who come to our shores to seek a life of freedom. Israel is still on firm foundations of free democracy,” the diplomat added. Mr. Eban stressed in his remarks to the President that Israel will “continue to strive for peace and agreement with its neighbors.”

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