Argentine-israeli Rift over Eichmann Seen Nearing Settlement

Prospects for a solution of the deadlock between Argentina and Israel over the abduction of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann were termed here today as being “quite favorable” following a meeting this week-end between Argentine President Arturo Frondizi and Dr. Shabtai Rosenne, legal adviser to the Israel Foreign Ministry. Earlier, Dr. Rosenne conferred with Dr. Diogenes Taboada, Argentine Foreign Minister.

Dr. Rosenne arrived in Buenos Aires a few hours before Israel Ambassador Arich Levavi, who was declared persona non grata by the Frondizi Government, left for Israel. Argentina had rejected repeated apologies from Israel and had again demanded the return of Eichmann and punishment of his abductors.

A brief communique issued after Dr. Rosenne’s talk with the Argentine Foreign Minister said that the two diplomats had discussed the Eichmann case and that Dr. Rosenne had expressed the hope that “existing frictions” would be removed to permit “normal cordial relations” to be resumed.

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