TEL AVIV (Jan. 10)
It is a very hard struggle to explain Israel’s position throughout the world, Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister, declared here this morning upon her arrival from the United States. This, despite the fact that Israel has gained many more friends, Mrs. Meir asserted. She will make a report at a special session of the Cabinet tomorrow.
Herut leader Menahem Beigin again demanded last night the resignation of Premier David Ben Gurion for having ordered the withdrawal of Israeli forces from the Sinai Peninsula. He warned against further Israeli evacuation of the Sinai beyond the present line held by Israel.
Addressing the Herut Party Council, Mr. Beigin thanked France for its aid to Israel, called on Britain to consider further cooperation with Israel and termed dangerous the new American Middle East policy as interpreted earlier this week in Washington by Secretary of State Dulles. The rightist leader said that Israel wanted no American soldiers to protect her.
He outlined Herut policy in reference to American Middle East policy as: 1. Continued belief in U.S. friendship for Israel; 2 New efforts to renew the U.S. Government’s friendship toward Israel, and 3. Opposition to any further retreat by Israel.