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Levi Eshkol

  • Eshkol Rejects Kollek Charges of Bureaucratic Delay in East Jerusalem Projects

    Prime Minister Eshkol in the Knesset (Parliament) today rejected charges by Mayor Teddy Kollek of Jerusalem that bureaucratic obstruction in Government offices there was delaying urgently needed assistance in housing and employment for East Jerusalem residents. Mr. Eshkol spoke in reply to two agenda motions by opposition party members – V. Shemtov of Mapam and… More ▸

  • Eshkol Says Israel is Ready to Forget Past, Make ‘true, Honorable Perce’

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol paid a surprise visit to Israeli armored troops in the Sinai today, accompanied by the Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen. Chaim Bar-Lev. Speaking at the former Egyptian officers’ club at which President Nasser, only last May, challenged the then Israeli Chief of Staff, Gen. Rabin to “come,” Mr. Eshkol declared, “we… More ▸

  • Eshkol Tells Bond Parley 1968 Will Be Israel’s ‘year of Destiny’

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol called on the Israel Bond Organization today to “provide a greater response to Israel’s needs” this year than it ever has in the past. Mr. Eshkol’s appeal was contained in a cabled message of greetings to the International Inaugural Conference for Israel Bonds which opened here today. The event, attended by… More ▸

  • Jordan River is Israel’s ‘natural Frontier’ on the East, Eshkol Declares

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol repeated last night that he thought the Jordan River is the natural frontier of Israel in the East. He made the remark at a question-and-answer session with delegates to the Hadassah mid-winter conference here. He urged the ladies, representing over 300,000 members of the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, to do… More ▸

  • Eshkol Tells Pincus Jewish Agency’s Continued Existence is Vital to Israel

    Prime Minister Eshkol has assured the chairman of the Jewish Agency that he considers the Agency’s continued existence to be vital to Israel and the Jewish people, it was learned here today. Mr. Eshkol gave this assurance to Aryeh L. Pincus as proposals were heard within and outside the Government to transfer many of the… More ▸

  • Eshkol Tells World Parley of Journalists Jewish Press Has Vital Role to Play

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol in an address at the opening of the world conference of Jewish Journalists here last night told the 75 delegates from 13 countries why he believed the Jewish press is a vital instrument of information and education and what he thought its functions should be with respect to Israel and the… More ▸

  • British Mideast Policy Unchanged by Talks with Eshkol, Kosygin, Says Wilson

    Prime Minister Harold Wilson indicated in the House of Commons today that his meeting with Israel Prime Minister Levi Eshkol last month and subsequently with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin, wrought no changes in British policy in the Middle East. The Prime Minister was asked by Raymond Fletcher, Labor MP, if he intended to discuss changes… More ▸

  • White House Spokesman Says Report of Lbj Pressure on Eshkol is ‘buncombe’

    White House spokesman George Christian, rejected today charges by the Republican Congressional Committee that President Johnson had exerted pressure on Prime Minister Levi Eshkol of Israel to urge American Jewish political support of the President’s Vietnam policy and re-election as a condition for the sale of Phantom jet bombers. Mr. Christian told the JTA: “Yesterday… More ▸

  • Israelis Deny Reports Eshkol Tried to Influence American Jews on Vietnam

    Israeli officials in Washington today described “as absurd” newspaper reports that Prime Minister Levi Eshkol had attempted to influence American Jewish leaders, or that he did so, on Vietnam at the request of President Johnson. The Israeli officials stated that “it is inconceivable that the Israel Government would handle matters of vital importance to the… More ▸

  • Eshkol Reports on Mission to Cabinet Sitting As Ministerial Security Committee

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol reported today to the Israel Cabinet on the series of talks he completed last week with the heads of the American, Canadian and British Governments. The meeting, officially, was a session of the ministerial security committee, and, under Israeli law, reports on its deliberations are limited to the official communique. All… More ▸