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Golda Meir Describes Talk with Kennedy As ‘important'; Gives Report

The Israel Cabinet convened here today in a special meeting to hear a report by Foreign Minister Golda Meir on her meeting last Thursday with President John F. Kennedy prior to her return home last night from the United States where she headed Israel’s United Nations delegation during the General Assembly session.

No details were disclosed here about the contents of her discussions with President Kennedy and officials here declined to elaborate on Mrs. Meir’s statement on her arrival last night in which she described the meeting with Mr. Kennedy in Palm Beach, Fla., as “important as well as pleasant.” She added that she left the meeting with a feeling that Mr. Kennedy was “a great man at the head of a great and friendly power.” Mrs. Meir said she had requested the meeting.

Commenting on the United Nations General Assembly session which was concluded several weeks ago, Mrs. Meir said that Israel fared fairly well. “None of the threats which existed prior to the session had materialized and the Arabs did not succeed in achieving the goals they set for themselves,” she declared. She stressed, however, that problems still remained. Referring to her visit to Canada, Mrs. Meir said that she found friendship and understanding on all levels.

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