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Levi Eshkol

  • Catholic Church Leaders Ask Eshkol to Seek End to ‘unjust’ Criticism of Pontiff

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol received a letter from Catholic Church leaders today asking him to intervene “to end this unjust campaign” of criticism of Pope Paul VI by some Israeli leaders in connection with the Dec. 28 Israeli reprisal raid on Beirut Airport. The Pope’s message of sympathy to President Charles Helou, of Lebanon, was… More ▸

  • Eshkol Stresses Unity As International Parley of Jewish Leaders Opens in Israel

    An international conference of Jewish leaders, called by Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, opened here today with a reception for the 160 delegates at the home of President Zalman Shazar. It convened later at the Knesset (Parliament) where the visitors were addressed by Mr. Eshkol. The conference will run through Jan. 12. Attending were representatives of… More ▸

  • World Jewish Organizations to Confer in Jerusalem in January, Eshkol Discloses

    Representatives of leading Jewish organizations and communities from all parts of the free world will convene here Jan. 8 to 12 for a conference on matters affecting world Jewry, Prime Minister Levi Eshkol reported to the Cabinet yesterday. Mr. Eshkol will chair the meeting and will serve on the conference presidium along with Dr. Nahum… More ▸

  • Eshkol Warns Phantoms from U.S. Will Not Redress Mideast Arms Imbalance

    Premier Levi Eshkol said here yesterday that even with the receipt of the 50 F-4 Phantom jets which the United States has agreed to sell to Israel, “we are far removed from a true arms balance.” He expressed satisfaction over the State Department announcement Friday of completion of the agreement and said it fulfilled “President… More ▸

  • Eshkol, Eban Denounce Gun Attack on El Al Plane by Saboteurs

    A sudden savage attack by two Arab terrorists against an El Al airliner at the Athens airport today, in which an Israeli engineer was killed and two stewardesses wounded, was denounced by Premier Levi Eshkol as an act of “insane terrorism” which was a danger not only to Israel air travellers “but to all people.”… More ▸

  • Eshkol Says President Johnson Promised Phantom Deliveries Would Begin in 1970

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol said in a radio interview Sunday night that he was fully confident that Israel would receive its supersonic F-4 Phantom jet fighter-bombers from the United States in 1970, if not before. Mr. Eshkol said, “On this matter I rely on the promise of the U.S. President – he is still President… More ▸

  • Eshkol Says Israel Opposes ‘grabbing Land’ for Settlement in Arab Areas

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol told the Knesset (Parliament) yesterday that urban Jewish settlements would be established in areas “which we consider to be Israel” but said that Israel does not believe in “grabbing land” for settlement in the occupied Arab territories. He said, however, that the establishment of Nahal – para-military youth settlements – in… More ▸

  • Scranton Confers with Eban and Eshkol. Receives Statement of Israel’s Peace Position

    President-elect Richard M. Nixon’s personal fact-finding envoy to the Middle East, William W. Scranton, conferred for two hours with Foreign Minister Abba Eban today and was later received by Prime Minister Levi Eshkol. Mr. Scranton also reportedly intended to talk to Palestinian Arab leaders whom he was to see at the United States Consulate here…. More ▸

  • Jeers Drown out Applause As Ben-gurion Delivers Bitter Attack on Eshkol

    Jeers drowned out the applause for former Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion who delivered one of his bitterest attacks on his old political foe, Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, in an address to students at the Mann Auditorium here yesterday. Mr. Ben-Gurion branded Mr. Eshkol and his advisors “corrupt” and said he was worried about Israel’s future… More ▸