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Canadian Government Invites Sharett to Confer in Ottawa

The Canadian Government has invited Israel Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett to confer with Lester B. Pearson, Minister for External Affairs, here on December 1. Mr. Sharett, who is currently in the United States on behalf of the Israel bond and United Jewish Appeal campaigns, will be a guest of honor at a bond dinner in Montreal November 30.

Mr. Pearson is returning home tomorrow from a tour of Asia, Africa and Europe, during which he discussed the Middle East situation with Egyptian Premier Gamal Abdel Nasser. Mr. Pearson did not visit Israel because Mr. Sharett, with whom he wished to confer, had already left for the United States.

Meanwhile, Sir Ellsworth Flavelle, chairman of the non-sectarian Canada-Israel Association, has dispatched identical cables to the Big Four foreign ministers in Geneva urging them “to take steps” to ease the Middle East situation and to “assure the safety and security of the state and of the people of Israel.”

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