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Ben-gurion Ready to Testify on ‘shortcomings’ in Israel’s Defense

Former Premier David Ben-Gurion said today he was ready to give details to “a competant state body” about his recent charges of “grave shortcomings” in Israel’s defense system under Premier Levi Eshkol.

Mr. Ben-Gurion made the offer after Mr. Eshkol told the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs and Security Committee this week that Israel’s security had not deteriorated since he assumed the Defense Portfolio two and a half years ago, as Mr. Ben-Gurion had charged at a meeting of his Israel Workers Party (Rafi).