Israel Asks Nigeria, Biafra to Intensify Efforts to End Civil War
Menu JTA Search

Israel Asks Nigeria, Biafra to Intensify Efforts to End Civil War

Download PDF for this date

Foreign Minister Abba Eban disclosed today that Israel has asked both Nigeria and its break-away eastern province of Biafra to make stronger efforts to end their civil war but the appeals have been in vain. Mr. Eban spoke in reply to questions in the Knesset. His disclosure was the first that Israel has made direct diplomatic representations in the Biafran situation.

The Foreign Minister said that Israel would continue to provide humanitarian help to Biafra and will continue to let the Nigerian authorities in Lagos know of Israel’s shock and indignation over the plight of Biafran civilians.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund