Eban Declines Job As Envoy to U.s
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Eban Declines Job As Envoy to U.s

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Abba Eban has politely declined a proposal that he become Israel’s next Ambassador to the United States, a post he held with distinction from 1950-1959.

The suggestion was made by Likud MK Eliahu Ben-Elissar last week that one of the three former envoys to Washington now in the Knesset be named to succeed the current Ambassador Meir Rosenne, inasmuch as Labor and Likud have been unable to agree on a successor. In addition to Eban they are Simcha Dinitz and Moshe Arens.

Asked by an Israel Radio reporter if he would take the job, Eban replied, “no, thanks.” The same response is expected from Dinitz and Arens.

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