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Levi Eshkol

  • 2 Former British Cabinet Ministers Eulogize Eshkol at Zionist Federation Meeting

    Two former British Cabinet ministers eulogized the late Prime Minister Levi Eshkol of Israel at a memorial meeting yesterday sponsored by the British Zionist Federation. Selwyn Lloyd, a Conservative Party Leader and former Foreign Secretary, declared that Mr. Eshkol was “a man of wisdom and courage who died in harness” and added, “may his lasting… More ▸

  • Coalition Formed by Eshkol Appears Certain to Continue As Gahal Gives Assent

    The continuity of the national unity government put together by the late Prime Minister Levi Eshkol on the eve of the Six-Day War appeared assured today as its second largest faction, Gahal, announced that it favored preservation of the present coalition line-up. But Gahal (Herut-Liberal alignment) insisted on and won Israel Labor Party agreement to… More ▸

  • Eshkol Buried with State Honors on Mount Herzl; 100,000 Lined Cortege Route

    Levi Eshkol, the third Premier of Israel, was buried with state honors on Mount Herzl overlooking Jerusalem on Friday. His coffin, draped in the blue and white national colors, was borne through the streets of the ancient capital from the courtyard of the Knesset (Parliament) where he had lain in state following his death at… More ▸

  • American Jewish Leaders Eulogize Eshkol, Cite His Contributions

    President Arthur J. Goldberg of the American Jewish Committee and the organization’s honorary president, pledged to Acting Prime Minister Allon “our renewed efforts to help create the just and lasting peace in the Middle East that would be the finest memorial to Levi Eshkol.” The American Jewish Congress lauded a “friend and beloved colleague” for… More ▸

  • Eban, Occupied by Eshkol Death, Has No Comment on Reply from Thant Letter

    There was no comment here today on the note sent by United Nations Secretary General U Thant yesterday to Israel’s Foreign Minister Abba Eban, in which Mr. Thant assured the Israel Government that he was doing all he could toward “finding means to prevent such acts of violence” as the Arab guerrilla attack on an… More ▸

  • Eshkol Was Last of Members of Second Aliyah to Hold High Office in Israel

    Levi Eshkol was one of the last of the members of the Second Aliyah to hold high office in Israel. Of his contemporaries and associates over a half-century, David Ben-Gurion. whom he succeeded as Prime Minister, is in the political background today, and Mrs. Golda Meir, the former Foreign Minister, no longer holds public office… More ▸

  • Eshkol Government Easily Defeats Knesset Non-confidence Vote on West Bank Issue

    The Knesset (Parliament) by a majority vote today defeated a motion of no confidence in the Government of Prime Minister Levi Eshkol. The vote, 74-five, with seven abstentions, came only hours after Mr. Eshkol and Deputy Prime Minister Yigal Allon managed to avert a break in the coalition Cabinet. The motion of non-confidence and the… More ▸