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Eisenhower Appeals to Ben Gurion to “promptly” Withdraw from Egypt

The White House announced today that President Eisenhower has dispatched a personal message to Israel Premier David Ben Gurion urging him to act pursuant to the resolution of the United Nations General Assembly with respect to the “prompt withdrawal of Israel forces from Egyptian territory. (See Page 3 for more news from the White House.)

(In a radio broadcast tonight, British Foreign Minister Selwyn Lloyd said that the British Government wanted the situation in the Middle East settled permanently. The Israeli forces, he stressed, must be withdrawn and the Arab-Israel frontiers must be properly determined so that all would accept them. He also said that the plight of the Palestine refugees must be resolved and the Suez Canal operated in accordance with the 1888 Convention.)