Israel Cabinet Expected to Vote Adherence to Nuclear Test Ban Pact

Israel’s adherence to the nuclear test ban agreement signed in Moscow last week, is expected to be decided unanimously, when the pact comes up for discussion at next week’s Cabinet meeting, it was reported here today.

The United States and Britain have officially invited Israel to join in the agreement, in accordance with the third article of the pact which permits accession at any time by other countries. The invitations were extended to Israel by the British and U.S. ambassadors during the past few days.

Prime Minister Levi Eshkol meanwhile welcomed the three-power nuclear agreement as a “positive step towards the relaxation of international problems.” Addressing a conference here of an Israel Bond leadership group from Chicago, Mr. Eshkol also expressed hope that the resultant change of atmosphere would bring about improvement in the situation of Soviet Jewry, and that “Russian Jews will at some future date be able to rejoin families here, and also come to participate in the workings of society.”

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