JERUSALEM (Jan. 19)
Foreign Minister Yigal Allon is expected to meet with French Foreign Minister Louis de Guiringaud in Brussels next month when Israel is scheduled to sign its agreement with the European Economic community. However, de Guiringaud and two other French Cabinet members are expected to postpone their scheduled visits to Israel next month because of the crisis in relations between the two countries as a result of France’s release of Palestinian terrorist Abu Daoud.
Meanwhile, observers here said today that Israeli Ambassador Mordechai Gazit is expected to return to Paris next week. He was recalled home after Daoud’s release. Yediot Achronot reported today that there will be an attempt in the next few weeks to end the crisis with France. The paper said that the Allon-de Guiringaud meeting would be one of the efforts to “rehabilitate” relations between Israel and France.