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Eisenhower’s Envoy Confers with Ben Gurion on Middle East Issues

Robert Murphy. President Eisenhower’s special representative In the Middle East, conferred with Premier David Ben Gurion for an hour and a quarter today on a “broad discussion of the Middle Eastern situation. “

The conference was held at the Premier’s residence In this city. Mr. Murphy was accompanied by United States Ambassador Edward B. Lawson and Embassy counselor W. Baxter. Mr. Ben Gurion had Foreign Ministry officials at his elbow.

(The New York Times reported from Tel Aviv today that observers there said Mr. Ben Gurion will probably ask President Eisenhower’s envoy to try to arrange a meeting between him and President Gamal Abdel Nasser of the United Arab Republic. The Israeli leader has been pressing this request in his contacts with foreign diplomats, the report emphasized.)

Later, Mr. Murphy said that he had brought Mr. Ben Gurion the President’s greetings, but no letter of a political nature.