Levi Eshkol

  • Jewish National Fund Programs Receive High Praise from Prime Minister Eshkol

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol said today that the Keren Kayemeth, the Jewish National Fund, had done yeoman service for Israel by its program of clearing land in border areas, fostering settlements that protected these borders and building roads. He expressed confidence that in the new era for Israel following the Six-Day War, the Keren Kayemeth… More ▸

  • Boobytrap Found on Jerusalem Street Where Eshkol Lives, Dismantled by Police

    A button-size boobytrap was found early today in Jerusalem on the street on which the home of Prime Minister Levi Eshkol is located but some distance from the home. A citizen who found the explosive called police who dismantled it. A search of the area found no other explosives. Officials also reported that a civilian… More ▸

  • Eshkol Denies Jfk Promised Fleet Support if Israel Did Not Produce Nuclear Weapons

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol set the record straight yesterday on one important aspect of United States-Israel relations about which a new historical legend had grown. Responding to a question in the Knesset, the Prime Minister stated categorically that the late President John F. Kennedy had not promised Israel that the U.S. Sixth Fleet would intervene… More ▸

  • Eshkol Tours Sinai, Suez with Dayan and Bar-lev, Voices Confidence in Israeli Strength

    Premier Levi Eshkol toured Israeli military positions throughout the Sinat Peninsula and along the Suez Canal yesterday and later expressed optimism that any military action there by Egypt would fail. The Premier inspected the living and working conditions of the Armed Forces by helicopter and military vehicle along with Defense Minister Gen. Moshe Dayan, Chief… More ▸

  • Eshkol Says Johnson Promises Answer ‘this Year’ on 50 Phantoms

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol told a group of visiting Canadians yesterday that President Johnson “promised to give me an answer this year” on the 50 F-4 Phantom jets that Israel had requested. He said the promise was made when he visited the President at his Texas ranch last January and added, “we would be asking… More ▸

  • Eshkol, Dayan Warn That Israel Must Be Prepared for Another War with Arabs

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol and Defense Minister Moshe Dayan warned today that Israel must prepare itself for the possibility of another war with the Arabs. Gen. Dayan told the Israel Labor Party central committee that “we have to buy weapons, we have to make our own weapons, we have to make our Army stronger, we… More ▸

  • Eshkol Assures Jewish Agency That It Will Exercise Responsibility for Immigration

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol gave his assurance today that the Jewish Agency will be expected to continue to exercise responsibility for “needy immigrants and refugees” notwithstanding the establishment of a Ministry of Absorption by the Government. Mr. Eshkol stated that position in a letter to Aryeh L. Pincus, chairman of the Jewish Agency. The letter… More ▸

  • Coalition Protests Lead Eshkol to Promise Delay in Vote on Absorption Ministry

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, yielding to sharp protests among some of his Government coalition partners, told the Cabinet today that a vote on his proposal to set up a new Ministry of Absorption would be delayed until the next Cabinet meeting and possibly later. Under his plan, Labor Minister Yigal Allon would be appointed Deputy… More ▸