JERUSALEM (Aug. 5)
The Cabinet heard reports today from Premier Golda Meir and Foreign Ministry Director General Avraham Kidron on the latest Norway developments. Cabinet Secretary Michael Arnon told newsmen the Premier and Kidron had given information as basically already reported in the press. “I have said all I can,” he added, implying that there was more that he could not talk about.
Mrs. Meir and Kidron told ministers that the Norwegian Cabinet had discussed the issue Thursday and Friday but there were no details of its deliberations. They told of Meir Rosenne’s second effort – on Friday – to get permission for an Israeli consular official to meet with the two Israeli arrestees. Rosenne, the foreign ministry’s legal advisor, met with the Norwegian Foreign Minister but was told that the final decision is in the hands of the public prosecutor. Mrs. Meir and Kidron reported that the Norwegian court had appointed a lawyer for one of the two Israelis.