JERUSALEM (Jun. 13)
Israel’s Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and Argentina’s President Arturo Frondizi, both of whom are in Paris this week, may meet to discuss Argentina’s complaint against the capture of Nazi killer Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires, a Foreign Ministry spokesman here declared today. However, he denied that Israel has requested such a meeting.
No answer has as yet been sent by Israel, the spokesman stated, in response to the Argentine ultimatum of last week, demanding that Eichmann be returned to Argentina “with in a week.” The week expires Wednesday. Negotiations with Argentina are still under way, the spokesman declared, in an effort to reach an amicable settlement of the difference between Argentina and Israel.
Commander Abraham Salinger of the Sixth Bureau, which is conducting the investigation in the Eichmann case, said today that the inquiry was still in its “preliminary stages” and would take at least six months.
The interrogation of Eichmann in his cell at “Camp Gazelle”–the code name for his place of detention–continues daily, except Saturday for from four to five hours each day. He is questioned on various subjects and documents are show him. The prisoner is permitted short walks in a small yard near his cell, under heavy guard.