U.S. Envoy Rejects Israel Proposal on Water Development Scheme
Menu JTA Search

U.S. Envoy Rejects Israel Proposal on Water Development Scheme

Download PDF for this date

Eric Johnston, President Eisenhower’s personal envoy, has turned down an Israeli proposal for inclusion of the waters of the Litani River in Lebanon in the regional water development scheme being discussed by the United States team headed by Ambassador Johnston and the Israeli ministerial committee led by Premier Moshe Sharett, it was learned here today.

The Israel Cabinet met this morning to hear a report from the ministerial committee on the course of negotiations. It is understood that the talks will be completed tonight, although there has been a complete news blackout from the sessions with communiques merely announcing that the talks continue.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund