Sharett Honored in Many Cities in Australia; Meets with Dignitaries

Moste Sharett, former President of Israel, continued his barnstorming tour of Australia this week, visiting a number of major cities, meeting Australian political leaders and Jewish personalities, holding press conferences and delivering radio addresses. Throughout, Mr. Sharett has been involved in addressing United Jewish Appeal meetings, the major reason for his goodwill visit to Australia.

In Brisbane, he lunched with the members of the Queensland territory cabinet, attended a reception given in his honor by the mayor and spoke to newsmen and a radio audience. In Melbourne, he called on the Governor of Victoria and on the mayor, lunched with the territorial cabinet and spoke to several appeal meetings.

Richard G. Casey, Australian Minister for External Affairs, told Parliament yesterday that Australia does not plan to bring the question of Israel’s right to passage through the Gulf of Akaba and the Suez Canal to the United Nations. He supported Israel’s right to use the Suez Canal and opposed referring the issue to the World Court.

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