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Recommendations in Case of War

A series of recommendations to put the government on an immediate war footing in the event of a sudden outbreak of hostilities was presented yesterday to Premier Yitzhak Rabin. They call for the transformation of the ministerial security committee into a temporary war cabinet headed by the Premier. The Deputy Prime Minister would preside at regular Cabinet sessions.

The recommendations were prepared by a special ministerial committee headed by Justice Minister Haim Zadok. The committee was the outcome of proposals made by the Agranat Committee to apply the lessons of the Yom Kippur War. Among other things, it recommended that in case a surprise attack made it impossible to convene the full Cabinet, the Premier and Defense Minister would be authorized to order a general mobilization.