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Israeli Foreign Minister Yigal Allon will meet with Secretary of State Henry A, Kissinger in New York Oct. 1 and will meet the foreign ministers of several other nations. including some with which Israel has no diplomatic relations, it was learned here today, Allon, who left for New York yesterday to head the Israeli UN delegation at the 29th annual session of the General Assembly, said specifically that he had no plans to meet Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko.

Kissinger himself will visit the Middle East again next month. He will arrive in the region Oct. 9 and will spend 24 hours in Israel, beginning on the night of Oct. 12, sources here said. By then, the Cabinet will have received a full report from Allon on his discussions with the American Secretary of State and, hopefully will have laid down a definitive policy for the next stage of peace negotiations which are expected to be held with Egypt.

Reliable sources said here today that Israel would want to present Kissinger with its own plan as the basis for further negotiations rather than wait for Egyptian proposals or for Kissinger himself to make suggestions.


The framework of the Israeli plan has been outlined publicly by Premier Yitzhak Rabin on several occasions. It calls for a political as well as a military arrangement leading to a declaration by Egypt of non-belligerency with Israel. The Cabinet must translate Its understanding of nonbelligerency into practical terms of political, military and economic arrangements and decide exactly how much territory in Sinai Israel was prepared to give up in exchange for these arrangements.

The source said Israel has no reason to believe, at this juncture, that Egypt would agree to a declaration of non-belligerency in return for anything less than the total evacuation of Israel from Sinai. Israel therefore expects the forthcoming negotiations to be long and difficult. Kissinger is said to be aware of this and does not expect speedy solutions, the source said.

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