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De Gaulle Government is Strongly Pro-israel, French Envoy Says

Israel now has “an even stronger friend” than before in Premier Charles de Gaulle, Pierre Gilbert, the French Ambassador to Israel, said on his return from France where he conferred with the new French Premier.

(In Paris, the new Foreign Minister, Maurice Couve de Murville, received Israel Ambassador Yaakov Tsur yesterday. This was the first official contact between the new government of France and the Israel Embassy. A spokesman later revealed that the interview was held in an “extremely friendly” atmosphere. French foreign policy, with particular reference to the Middle East, was discussed.)