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Abba Eban

  • Eban: Israel Needs Jewish Unity for Israel to Maintain Mideast Balance

    Former Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban, citing the “partnership role” of B’nai B’rith in the birth and infancy of Israel, last night made an impassioned appeal for “the union and solidarity of the Jewish people in the preservation” of his country. Speaking to some 800 persons at a public session of the B’nai B’rith International… More ▸

  • Eban Sees No Change in PLO Policy

    Former Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban believes that “there has been no change in the PLO’s policy towards Israel.” He further told an Israel Bonds shoe industry reception last night at the Essex House that “I have nothing to indicate that they (the PLO) will accept UN Resolution 242.” He termed this year “crucial for… More ▸

  • Eban: Emergency Situation Facing Israel Requires United Jewish World

    In his first address before a Jewish group during his current speaking tour on behalf of the Begin government, former Foreign Minister Abba Eban told the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations that the current “emergency” situation facing Israel requires the “full power and solidarity of a united Jewish world.” Addressing some 150… More ▸

  • Eban Endorses Sadat’s Proposal

    Former Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban today endorsed Egyptian President Anwar Sadat’s proposal for an Arab-Israeli working group to discuss procedures for a Middle East settlement. He also supported Israeli Premier Menachem Begin’s acceptance of the idea. “Israel is wise in being flexible and versatile,” Eban said in a National Press Club appearance. “We should… More ▸

  • Eban Due in U.S. for a Two-week ‘information Mission’

    Former foreign Minister Abba Eban left today on a two week “information mission” to the United States for the Likud government. Eban, a Labor MK, said on a radio interview before his departure that he saw nothing wrong in undertaking a mission for Likud because he would confine his efforts to explaining government policies in… More ▸

  • Eban Cleared of Currency Charges

    Attorney General Aharon Barak announced yesterday that former Foreign Minister Abba Eban has been cleared of charges that he had violated Israel’s foreign currency regulations by keeping bank accounts in the United States and Britain. Barak said that as a result of a thorough investigation of the matter no legal proceedings would be taken against… More ▸

  • Eban Angered by Party’s Move

    Former Foreign Minister Abba Eban left the Knesset in a huff Monday evening after learning that his Labor Alignment colleagues failed to elect him to a seat on the key Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. Later, Labor Party leader Shimon Peres reportedly offered to yield his seat to Eban but other party members balked on… More ▸

  • Eban Critical of Open Diplomacy As Practiced by U.S.

    Former Foreign Minister Abba Eban was obliquely critical of President Carter yesterday when he questioned the efficacy of open diplomacy as practiced by the United States with respect to the Middle East conflict. Addressing an international conference here on the role of the media in political conflicts, Eban said “The magic of open diplomacy has… More ▸

  • Eban Gaining Support

    Labor Party leaders are rallying behind former Foreign Minister Abba Eban in his efforts to show that he committed no offense against the currency laws by maintaining substantial bank accounts in the United States. Adi Amorai, Labor’s top financial expert in the Knesset, told party colleagues yesterday that a study of Eban’s case convinced him… More ▸