Eban Resumes Discussion with Dulles on Israel’s Plea for Arms

Israel Ambassador Abba Eban resumed discussion today with Secretary of State John Foster Dulles on Israel’s application for American arms. The discussion lasted 45 minutes and was not completed.

Following the meeting, Ambassador Eban said it was agreed that he should continue to be in touch with Secretary Dulles. No definite date was set for another meeting, he stated. He refused to say whether he was optimistic after talking with Mr. Dulles Today’s conversation, he explained, was not completed because Mr. Dulles had another meeting scheduled, making it necessary to interrupt the Eban-Dulles talk.

President Eisenhower was asked today for his opinion on the exclusion of the Arab Israel issue from domestic politics-and replied that he supported Secretary of State Dulles’ approach saying his own view was clear.

The President was confronted with a question that sought to determine if he thought it possible to exclude certain foreign affairs issues and whether this should be done. The Arab-Israel matter was cited as the lone example. Mr. Eisenhower replied that he believed Mr. Dulles was in basic accord with him.

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