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Golda Meir and U.S. Secretary of State Hold Important Talks

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Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister, met today with United States Secretary of State Dean Rusk in a conference that lasted an hour and a half, after which the two decided to hold another session in the near future.

Declaring only that “matters of mutual interest to the two Governments” were discussed at the lengthy session, spokesmen for both foreign policy chiefs stated that the talks were held “in an excellent atmosphere.” The meeting was held at the offices of the United States delegation, across the street from United Nations headquarters.

At the United Nations, the first open clash between the Arab delegations and Israel at this year’s General Assembly took place today when the Arabs fought hard to prevent the election of an Israeli delegate, Miss Hava Hareli, to the vice-chairmanship of the Assembly’s Committee on Economic and Financial Affairs.

After a stiff, two-hour battle on the floor of the committee’s session, the Arabs won a postponement on the voting for the group’s vice-chairmanship. But Miss Hareli’s ultimate election to the post was declared by many delegates, including Israelis, as virtually assured. The committee will resume its meeting next Monday. Miss Hareli’s candidacy was formally co-sponsored by Madagascar, Upper Volta and Colombia.

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