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Mrs. Meir Denies Responding Favorably to Goldmann Proposal on Diaspora Consultations

A report attributed to Dr. Nahum Goldmann saying that Premier Golda Meir had responded favorably to a proposal to create a permanent framework for consultations between Israel Government leaders and leaders of Diaspora Jewry was denied by the Prime Minister’s office. A spokesman said the report was based on a misunderstanding. He said the subject of a permanent consultative body was not raised during Mrs. Meir’s recent talks with Dr. Goldmann and that consequently the Premier could not have commented on it. Dr. Goldmann, president of the World Jewish Congress and former president of the World Zionist Organization, said in Tel Aviv that he hoped Mrs. Meir would follow the policy of the late Premier Levi Eshkol in consulting from time to time with world Jewish leaders.