Israel High Official Confers with U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense

Israel Deputy Minister of Defense Shimon Peres conferred with his United States opposite number today–Deputy Secretary of Defense Roswall L. Gilpatric–in what was described as a continuation of a series of “courtesy calls” being made on Government leaders during his brief Washington visit.

Mr. Peres, officially in the U.S. on bonds for Israel business, wound up his two day stop over here as the guest at a dinner tonight by Ambassador and Mrs. Avraham Harman. Earlier in the day, he was the luncheon guest of Paul H. Nitze, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs.

It was the Israeli official’s second luncheon in two days. Yesterday he was the guest at a Capitol Hill luncheon of Senator Stuart Symington, Missouri Democrat, who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Near East. Present at the informal luncheon were committee member John Sparkman of Alabama, Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota, and Wayne Morse of Oregon–all Democrats–and Republican committee member Alexander Wiley of Wisconsin.

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