Eban Confers with State Department; Golda Meir Proceeds to U.S.

Israel Ambassador Abba Eban returned today to Washington from Israel where he held consultations with the government on various problems concerning the Middle East and American-Israel relations. He lost no time this afternoon in conferring with William Rountree, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. The meeting was believed to be preparatory to one later this week in which Secretary of State Dulles was expected to participate.

Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister, left Israel today for the United States to head the Israel delegation to the Twelfth General Assembly of the United Nations. Mrs. Meir, who sailed on the S.S. Herzl, will stop at France to confer with French Government leaders. During her stay in the U.S. she may also visit Washington.

Lebanese Foreign Minister Charles Malik will fly to Washington this week to confer with U.S. leaders on the Syrian situation, it was learned here today. He is reportedly going to seek a pledge that the United States will avoid force in dealing with Syria. Lebanon fears that use of force against Syria will jeopardize its own precarious position.

Meanwhile, it was learned here today that the United States has delivered twelve speedy F-86 Sabre jet fighter planes to Saudi Arabia. Military aircraft are also being delivered to other Arab states by the United States because of the current Syrian situation.

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