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Eban Discusses Egyptian Crisis with State Department

Israel’s view of the current Anglo-Egyptian crisis, with particular emphasis on the Suez Canal issue, was discussed today at the State Department by Israel Ambassador Abba Eban with Assistant Secretary of State George C. McGhee. Schmuel Bendor, officer in charge of U.S. Affairs for the Israel Foreign Ministry, participated in the discussion.

The Ambassador said after the meeting that no progress was being made at meetings of the Palestine Conciliation Commission at Paris because the Arabs do not desire a peaceful settlement with Israel. He said the Arabs even refuse to carry out the terms of the armistice as interpreted by the United Nations Security Council. Mr. Eban said that current economic problems were also discussed.