French Embassy in Tel Aviv Stoned by Students Following Demonstration Against De Gaulle

The French Embassy in Tel Aviv was stoned today in the aftermath of a noisy but generally peaceful demonstration by more than 10,000 Israeli university and secondary school students against Gen. de Gaulle’s embargo of military equipment and spare parts to Israel. The stone-throwers were relatively few in number and were quickly restrained by police with the aid of other students. A delegation representing the students was received by French Ambassador Bertrand de la Sabliere who was presented with a petition denouncing the embargo. The envoy would not comment on the embargo or on Gen. de Gaulle’s policies toward Israel. But he was cordial to the Israeli youngsters and said that he himself had participated in demonstrations in his student days and understood their feelings. He told them that understanding and sympathy were the basis of Franco

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