Premier Ben Gurion Reports to Cabinet on American-israel Relations

A report on American-Israel relations, in the light of talks held this week-end with United States Ambassador Edward B. Lawson, was made to the Israel Cabinet today by Premier David Ben Gurion and Foreign Minister Golda Myerson.

The U.S. Ambassador met with the two top Israeli leaders Friday afternoon at the request of Washington. The meeting reportedly dealt with the current border situation and the false war scare raised by the Arab states. It is learned that the American envoy was assured that there was no truth in the Arab report that Israel was massing troops along the Jordan frontier.

Speaking at a dinner in Tel Aviv last night, Ambassador Lawson said that current disagreements between the United States and Israel would be solved soon and the two countries would then achieve their common goal of peace in the Middle East. The dinner was arranged by the Israel-American Friendship League. The Ambassador was greeted on behalf of the Israel Government by Pinhas Rosen, Israel’s Minister of Justice, who conveyed the wishes of the Israeli people for the continued well-being of President Eisenhower.

Today’s meeting of the Israel Cabinet also heard a report from Israel’s Ambassador in France, Yaacov Tzur. The report dealt primarily with Mr. Tzurs recent talks in Paris with French Government leaders in connection with Israel’s request for arms from the Western Powers.

Soviet Ambassador Alexander Abramov visited the Youth Aliyah village of Alonei Yitzhak today, marking the first time that a Soviet diplomat in Israel has visited such an installation. Ambassador Abramov praised the achievements of the Youth Aliyah in rescuing children and in giving them a “constructive education.” The Ambassador, accompanied by his wife and children, dined with residents of the children’s village and later watched them perform choral and dramatic works.

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