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Mrs. Meir Sends Note to Nixon Containing Cabinet’s Views on Return to Jarring Talks

Another note from Premier Golda Meir to President Nixon was delivered here yesterday by Israeli Ambassador Yitzhak Rabin, it was reliably reported today. The note was said to contain the views of the Israeli Cabinet on returning to the Jarring peace talks without stating specific conditions. Mr. Rabin delivered the message to the State Department where he met yesterday afternoon with Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Joseph J. Sisco. The Israeli envoy returned to Washington Monday from Jerusalem where he had been summoned for consultations last week. Mrs. Meir is believed to have communicated with President Nixon several times since their last meeting in Washington in October. A dialogue between American and Israeli officials has been in progress ever since on the resumption of the Jarring talks and U.S. military and economic aid to Israel. Israel is expected to agree to return to the talks following meetings here later this month between Defense Minister Moshe Dayan and top administration officials, and possibly with President Nixon. Those meetings are expected to determine what Israel can expect in terms of future U.S. aid and political support and will, in turn, influence the conditions the Israel government will set for its return to the peace negotiations.

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