Adenauer Tells Germans He Agreed with Eshkol ‘on All Questions’

Former Chancellor Konrad Adenauer returned today from an eight-day visit to Israel and told a throng at the airport that “the ordinary man in the street” in Israel had been interested in his visit “in a positive way.”

He was greeted by Israeli Ambassador Asher Ben-Nathai, Ministers of Chancellor Ludwig Erhard’s Cabinet, members of his family and a large number of press and television reporters. Dr. Adenauer also said he had talked with Israeli Premier Levi Eshkol a second time before leaving and that “we agreed on all questions.”

He also commented on the demonstrations against his visit, of which the largest and most violent had been a massive protest by 1,000 students at Hebrew University on his visit to that institution. He said the demonstrators had consisted mostly of youngsters and students and remarked that “youth was prone to folly” but should not be taken too seriously. He praised Israel’s energy and said “Israel is searching for peace in the same way that we are.”

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