WASHINGTON (Jun. 18)
Israel Ambassador Abba Eban met with Assistant Secretary of State George C. MoGhee at the State Department and later said he had “a very friendly and satisfactory talk” on a number of matters, including the present phase of the Huleh development controversy, Gen. Riley’s ruling on the Egyptian blockade of the Suez canal, and problems of supply. The Ambassador declined going into detail on the nature of the discussion.
Numerous senators and members of the House of Representatives attended a special dinner-conference arranged here by William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, and Adolf Held, president of the Jewish labor committee, at which the question of rallying support in congress for the bill recommending a $150,000,000 grant-in-aid to Israel was discussed. Israel’s Ambassador, Abba Eban was one of the principal speakers at the gathering.