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Abba Eban

  • Eban is Temporary Knesset Speaker

    The Knesset arrangements committee today elected Labor MK Abba Eban as temporary Speaker. He was elected on the basis of being the eldest Knesset member, after Yosef Burg. The vote took place after Attorney General Yitzhak Zamir and Knesset legal advisors ruled that Burg’s position as Interior Minister and as Speaker represented a conflict of… More ▸

  • Eban: Israel Failed to Achieve Any of Its Objectives in Lebanon

    Former Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban said here that Israel failed to achieve any of the objectives of its war in Lebanon. But he forcefully denied that Israel can be blamed for the bitter fighting between warring factions in that country. Eban, a prominent Labor member of the Knesset, spoke to an audience of 1,500… More ▸

  • Eban: ‘israel is Now in a State of Moral Anguish’

    “Israel is now in a state of moral anguish. We are trying to weigh the losses and gains of a very dramatic summer. We have to ask: have we really eliminated the PLO? Was it worth the loss of nearly 400 of our young men to move the PLO from Beirut to Damascus?” This statement… More ▸

  • Eban Says Israel Has Banned Some 2,000 Books on the West Bank

    Labor MK Abba Eban has called on Defense Minister Ariel Sharon to make available to the Knesset a list of some 2,000 books banned on the West Bank. Eban said the books include George Orwell’s “1984,” Alan Moorehead’s famous accounts of the search for the sources of the Nile, and “Song of the Wind,” written… More ▸

  • Eban Says Israelcan Prevent Adoption of Saudi Peace Plan

    Two members of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security Committee declared here yesterday that the eightpoint Middle East peace plan proposed by Prince Fahd of Saudi Arabia will never be implemented. But former Foreign Minister Abba Eban and Likud MK Yosef Rom warned that expressions by the Reagan Administration of approval for parts of the… More ▸

  • Eban Says Supporters of Fahd Peace Plan Are ‘dangerous’ Adversaries of Israel

    Former Foreign Minister Abba Eban declared here that “Every Israeli and every friend of Israel across the world should consider anybody who supports” Saudi Arabia’s eight-point peace plan for the Middle East “as a dangerous adversary.” Eban, a member of the Knesset and foreign policy spokesman for the opposition Labor Party, said on the other… More ▸

  • Eban Calls on Eec to Abandon Its Mideast Initiative

    Israel’s former Foreign Minister Abba Eban said here that the European Economic Community’s (EEC) Middle East peace initiative has already failed and that the EEC should abandon it and cooperate instead with the U.S., Israel and Egypt to pursue the success achieved so far by the Camp David accords. Addressing a meeting of the Socialist… More ▸

  • Eban: Israel Has to Show Spirit of Concern, Not Melancholy in Face of Arab Intimidation of the West

    Israel will have to display a “spirit of concern, not melancholy” to fend off “international intimidation” stemming from “Arab ability of extortion of the industrialized nations of the world,” Abba Eban, former Foreign Minister of Israel, said here yesterday. Addressing the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Eban, who is presently a Labor… More ▸