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Ben Gurion Favors Yielding Territories–except Jerusalem–for a True Peace

Former Prime Minister David Ben Gurion of Israel says he would be disposed to give up at once all Arab territory occupied by Israel in the June, 1967 Six-Day War in exchange for a true peace with the Arabs–all except Jerusalem. Mr. Ben Gurion’s remarks were heard on a television interview taped at his home in Sde Boker and broadcast yesterday over the Italian television network.

The 82-year-old retired statesman warned that “peace is in danger.” “We need to act quickly,” he said, “because we may be on the brink of a new war.” Mr. Ben Gurion said that only Jerusalem was not exchangeable because “to us it is everything.”