PARIS (Oct. 5)
Former French Premier Guy Mollet, David Ben Gurion’s main partner in the 1956 Sinai campaign, died here Friday morning of a heart attack. He was 68. Mr. Mollet was known as the main architect of the Franco-Israeli military alliance of 1956 which later developed into friendship and cooperation, a phase which lasted till the early 1960s.
In recent years, though he retired from an active political role, Mr. Mollet was known to be highly critical of the policies of the various Israeli governments since the Six-Day War. Under combined American and Soviet pressures the 1956 Sinai campaign was cut short before it reached its ultimate aim–the fall of Egyptian President Nasser.