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State Department to Tender Farewell Luncheon for Eban Today

Israel Ambassador Abba Eban today paid a formal farewell call on Secretary of State Christian Herter. Tomorrow the State Department will tender a farewell luncheon for the Ambassador at Blair House, William Rountree, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, will act as host.

(In New York, Ambassador Eban was honored this morning by more than 400 Jewish leaders at a farewell breakfast sponsored by the Israel Bond Organization. Abraham Feinberg, president of the organization, who presided, lauded Ambassador Eban’s “brilliant career as Israel’s leading spokesman in Washington and the council halls of the world. “)