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Members of U.S. Congressional Atomic Energy Body Confer with Eshkol

Rep. Chet Holifield, California Democrat, who is chairman of the Congressional Joint Atomic Energy Commission in Washington, and Rep. John B. Anderson, Illinois Republican, who is a member of that commission, conferred here this weekend with Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, who is also Minister of Defense.

Stopping in Israel on their way home from an atoms-for-peace conference in Tokyo, they discussed with Mr. Eshkol Israel’s energy resources, and reviewed the importance of the joint U.S.-Israel project to use atomic energy here for desalination of seawater. They also visited the experimental atomic reactor at Nahal Sorek, near Tel Aviv. That reactor had been built and fueled under the nuclear cooperation agreement between Israel and the United States.