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French Ex-foreign Minister Sees People Favoring Israel Despite De Gauile

French-Israeli friendship continues, despite the position of the head of state — meaning President de Gaulle — according to Christian Pineau, former Foreign Minister, He made that statement in an article today in the newspaper Droit et Liberte.

M. Pineau saw two reasons for the French people’s “revulsion” against Gen. de Gaulle’s Middle East policy. First, he wrote, de Gaulle wanted to speak out against the United States. Secondly, he “wants to keep the Algerian oil” In spite of these attitudes, however, M. Pineau declared, the French-Israeli friendship not only continues but offers the opportunity of continuing in the future.