UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (Oct. 21)
Ambassador Abba Eban, head of the Israeli delegation to the United Nations, is scheduled to leave Israel tomorrow for the United States to participate in the session of the Security Council this week at which Israel’s and Jordan’s charges and counter-charges will come up for discussion.
United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold is expected to release tomorrow his annual report, which will deal with the Arab-Israel situation among other problems which he will present to the UN General Assembly which opens next month. Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister, will come to the United States to participate in the deliberations of the General Assembly, it was learned here today.
Britain and the Soviet Union went on record at a Security Council meeting last Friday as supporting Jordans charges against Israel. The United States did not express any opinion at that meeting, but is expected to state its views on the Israel-Jordan border tension at the forth coming meeting of the Security Council.
Mordecai Kidron, deputy chief of the Israeli delegation, told the Security Council at Friday’s meeting: “I can give assurance that if Jordan is prepared to put an end to the attacks on Israel, there will be peace on the frontier.” He charged that Jordan has “persistently” violated not only the armistice agreement but also the cease-fire pledge its government gave to Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold last April. Israel has suffered 37 dead and the wounding of scores of others at the Jordanian border since the April cease fire pledge, Mr. Kidron said. Mr. Kidron asked the Security Council to wail for a full statement of Israel’s policy from the chairman of the delegation, Abba S. Eban.