NEW YORK (Oct. 17)
Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Abba S. Eban, “is fast winning a reputation as an expert at diplomatic repartee,” the current issue of the Saturday Evening Post says in an article describing the activities of Mr. Eban in Washington and at the United Nations.
Emphasizing that Ambassador Eban is only 36 years old, the article, titled “That Witty Young Man from Israel,” tells the story of his meteoric career in the Zionist cause. It stresses the role which he plays as Israel’s principal contact with Jewish communities in the United States.
Written by Henry F. and Katharine Pringle, the article says that Mr. Eban understands “very well the reasons for the vacillations of the United States in its Palestine policy,” adding:
“He knows that no Israeli issue is ever considered except in relation to the Arab world. His unceasing task is to make sure that Israel’s viewpoint gets across and has strong backing. In this he finds encouragement in what he has called a reservoir of support in the United States.’ Eban has been gratified, on his trips around the country, to learn that his reservoir is not limited to large cities nor to Jewish groups.”