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  • Europeans Should Pressure PLO to Recognize Israel, Says Eban

    The Palestine Liberation Organization can decisively influence Israel’s parliamentary elections Nov. 1, according to Labor Party Knesset member Abba Eban. “A clear declaration, the recognition of Israel and the renunciation of terrorism (by the PLO) would help the Labor Party,” Eban told reporters after meetings here Friday with Foreign Minister Giulio Andreotti and Socialist Party… More ▸

  • Eban Urges European Leaders to Be Skeptical of PLO Initiative

    Knesset member Abba Eban met here Wednesday with Belgian leaders and in Madrid on Thursday with Spanish Premier Felipe Gonzalez. He came here as part of a diplomatic mission to persuade European leaders not to endorse purported plans by the Palestine Liberation Organization to declare an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank and to… More ▸

  • Abba Eban Excluded from Labor List; Party Favors Younger Candidates

    The Labor Party produced its Knesset election list Wednesday with a stunning surprise: the omission of one of its best-known and revered members, Abba Eban. The list as a whole affirmed the party’s striving for a fresh image, reflected by new faces and young blood. Eban, former foreign minister, elder states man and current chair… More ▸

  • Abba Eban Favors Roles for PLO and Soviets in Peace Talks

    Abba Eban said Wednesday night that Israel should be willing to negotiate with the Palestine Liberation Organization, providing the PLO renounces terrorism and accepts a peaceful resolution of the Middle East conflict. “I am willing to sit down and negotiate with my enemy,” the Laborite Knesset member told an overflowing auditorium at the New School… More ▸

  • Belgian Forum on Mideast to Include Eban, Siniora

    Brussels’ Secular Jewish Community Center has arranged a meeting here next week between about 30 prominent Israeli and Palestinian public figures to discuss a peaceful solution of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the center announced Tuesday. The theme will be “Give Peace a Chance” and the participants will include Abba Eban and Hanna Siniora, according to David… More ▸

  • Eban Backs Shultz Peace Initiative During Meeting

    Abba Eban said he expressed support for U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz’s new Mideast peace initiative during a meeting with him at the State Department on Wednesday. Eban, chairman of the Knesset Security and Foreign Affairs Committee, said he also “told him that my attitude is shared by a large segment of Israeli society”… More ▸

  • Eban Speaks out Against Beatings, the Occupation and ‘ugly Ideas’

    Former Foreign Minister Abba Eban, in a slashing attack on the government’s policies in the administered territories, warned Wednesday night that the continued occupation, not external threats, pose the greatest danger to Israel in its 40th year. “Israel has never been stronger, more secure against external assault. The major peril that faces us comes from… More ▸

  • Eban Urges Spain to Play Role in Fostering Arab-jewish Peace

    Abba Eban appealed last week to the leaders of Spain and the Spanish people to use their unique position as a member of the European Community and a bridge to the Arab world to play a constructive, if indirect, role to improve prospects for peace in the Middle East. “Spain should ask itself, as the… More ▸

  • Eban Concerned About Demographic Realities Undermining Israel

    Abba Eban, chairman of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Security Committee and a former Foreign Minister, warned here Wednesday night that an Iranian victory in the Persian Gulf war would gravely jeopardize both the security of Israel and vital Western interests. He also expressed serious concern over demographic realities which could deprive Israel of its… More ▸