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Abba Eban

  • Eban Terms Arabs the ‘spoiled Children of Contemporary Politics’

    “Three percent of the human race has 17 percent of the votes in the United Nations and 60 percent of the world’s oil reserves,” former Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban told an audience of 600 national community leaders at a B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation League dinner here. He said the Arab nations “with all this privilege… More ▸

  • Eban Urges American Jewry to Intensify Its Support of Israel

    Former Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban called on American Jewry to intensify its support of Israel and “continue to share the burden of 27 years of common experience.” Speaking last Sunday night to 500 volunteer campaign leaders of the United Jewish Appeal’s Southwest Region Conference at the Fairmount Hotel, Eban declared: “The burdens are many,… More ▸

  • Eban’s Return to Government Seems Imminent. Possibly As Deputy Premier

    For the first time since Yitzhak Rabin set up his Cabinet 18 months ago, leaving Abba Eban conspicuously out of it. the two men met for a long friendly chat alone in Tel Aviv Friday. The Premier’s aides said they had reviewed the political situation in advance of the Security Council debate. However, they did… More ▸

  • Eban Warns Against Slackening Financial Support for Israel Following Sinai Accord

    Israel’s former Foreign Minister Abba Eban warned here that “There can be no slackening of Jewish response or financial support” for Israel “as a result of the interim Sinai agreement or the expected substantial American aid without serious consequences for Israel, especially in its efforts to relieve the enormous pressure on its economy as a… More ▸

  • Eban at Ipu Confab Scores PLO

    Former Foreign Minister Abba Eban declared at the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) conference here that “Israel is not going to disappear or apologize for its sovereign existence.” The Israeli diplomat’s speech was a resounding reply to Palestine Liberation Organization spokesman Khaled el Hassan who demanded at the same forum that “the Zionist State” give way to… More ▸

  • Eban Refutes Accusations

    Former Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban, in a delayed statement, expressed resentment over recent attacks upon him in the Knesset, and branded the accusations, as rumors. In a statement to Philip Slomovitz, editor of The Detroit Jewish News, Eban referred to the attacks upon him as “McCarthyist virulence.” He stated, in refuting the accusations that… More ▸

  • Zionist Action and Development Eban Sees Support for His Views

    Abba Eban has emerged from the Labor Alignment’s “political debate” satisfied and encouraged. The debate clearly showed, he says, that he is not “an eccentric loner” within the Labor movement, a “maverick” in his questioning of the government’s peace policy. The views which he stated in the first session of the debate were echoed by… More ▸

  • Eban Presents 15-point Peace Plan Which Includes Future Map

    Former Foreign Minister Abba Eban presented last night a 15-point peace plan, including a delineation of Israel’s future borders, which he said the government should propose without delay. Foreign Minister Yigal Allon said an overall settlement was only one of the options facing Israel at present and ruled out Eban’s suggestion that Israel map its… More ▸

  • Rabin Lashes out at Eban for Making ‘irresponsible’ Statements

    Premier Yitzhak Rabin responded angrily tonight to former Foreign Minister Abba Eban’s criticism of his government’s policies during the recent bilateral talks with Egypt conducted by Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. The Premier’s rejoinder to Eban’s assertion that Israel rather than Egypt was to blame for the collapse of the talks was made all… More ▸