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UN Envoy Hastens to Stormbound Jerusalem for Urgent Meeting with Eban

Ambassador Gunnar Jarring, the United Nations special representative to the Middle East, conferred with Foreign Minister Abba Eban in Jerusalem for an hour and a half today. No details of their talk were announced but a note of urgency seemed to surround the meeting largely because of the U.N. envoy’s special efforts to reach Jerusalem over roads made impassable by the heavy snow storm.

Ambassador Jarring was driven from Lydda airport to the capital in a police jeep, one of the few types of vehicles able to negotiate the snowbound roads. It was believed he was carrying proposals from Egypt which needed a quick Israeli reply. But there were no reports today of any such proposal or reply.