JERUSALEM (Aug. 9)
Israel’s Ambassador to Washington, Yitzhak Rabin, attended today’s Cabinet meeting. A government spokesman said he “reviewed various aspects of Israeli-American relations.” The five-hour session was designated a meeting of the Cabinet’s defense committee which prohibits publication of its proceedings under penalty of law. Gen. Rabin was called home for consultations and arrived here last night. He told newsmen at the airport that “Egyptian acceptance of the cease-fire indicates that we are now dealing not with an Egyptian brain but with a Russian one, and an influential one.” The envoy declined to comment on political issues. A former Chief of Staff of Israel’s armed forces. Gen. Rabin said of the 90-day cease-fire on the Suez Canal front that if three basic conditions are observed it is to be welcomed because it will halt Israel’s casualties. He listed the conditions as no opening of fire, no crossing of the cease-fire line and freezing the present deployment of military forces. Gen. Rabin conferred today with Premier Golda Meir and Foreign Minister Abba Eban. The Cabinet will meet again on Wednesday.