Rabin Pleased with Stockholm Confab

Premier Yitzhak Rabin returned today from a weekend conference of 11 European Social-Democratic leaders at Stockholm who expressed unanimous opposition to any attempts to oust Israel from the United Nations. (See earlier story Page 1.)

Rabin expressed gratification over the stand of the conference and expressed the hope that the entire free world would similarly oppose Arab-led efforts for Israel’s suspension or ouster.

Asked about Israeli-Egyptian negotiations, through the U.S., for a second interim Sinai accord, Rabin said the negotiations were prolonged because Egypt refused direct talks and that he did not believe the Cabinet meeting tomorrow would have the Egyptian reply to the latest Israeli proposals. It was learned that the reply may reach Israel by Tuesday at the earliest.

Meanwhile, it was reported that Hermann Eilts, the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, flew to Belgrade, where President Ford and Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger arrived earlier today to present to them Egypt’s reply to the latest Israeli ideas on Sinai.

NEXT STORY