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Ben-gurion and Frondizi May Meet This Week on Eichmann

Contacts between Argentina and Israel are continuing effectively on a diplomatic level for a meeting between Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and President Arturo Frondizi, it was reported by Israel sources here today. The contacts are taking place in New York and in Buenos Aires, it was reported authoritatively.

It was indicated that, before such a meeting can be arranged while the two leader are in Europe, some common ground would have to be found. The Argentine President, according to these sources, was aware that Israel will not yield Eichmann, as Argentina demanded, and a meeting now depends on Argentina’s acceptance of this position.

According to these sources, there was belief that the meeting could be arranged on those terms, and that the two leaders probably will meet next week in either Holland or Belgium. (A Foreign Ministry spokesman in Israel said in Jerusalem today that a meeting in Europe between Prime Minister Ben-Gurion and President Frondizi, over the deadlock between the two countries on the Eichmann case, is “a technical possibility and even more than that.”)

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