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Levi Eshkol

  • 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 ▸

  • Eshkol Proposal to Elevate Allon to Absorption Department Chief Opposed

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol was locked in intensive “consultations” with members of his own Israel Labor Party and with his coalition partners in the national unity government today. His aim was to persuade them to agree to his proposal to elevate Labor Minister Yigal Allon to the rank of Deputy Prime Minister in charge of… More ▸

  • Eshkol Urges Direct Peace Talks, Stresses Importance of Immigration to Israel

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, addressing the plenary session of the 27th World Zionist Congress here tonight, devoted the major part of his presentation to Israel’s quest for peace and a flat rejection of “palliatives” and “temporary arrangements” reached outside the Middle East which resulted only in war and the present Arab-Israel impasse. But Mr. Eshkol’s… More ▸

  • Haaretz Says Eshkol Favors Allon Plan for Partition of West Bank Region

    A plan for the partition of the West Bank between Jordan and Israel, advanced publicly a few weeks ago by Labor Minister Yigal Allon, is favored by Prime Minister Eshkol, Foreign Minister Eban and Defense Minister Dayan, the daily Haaretz said today. The paper said that the Cabinet ministers were giving serious thought to the… More ▸

  • Eshkol Reports More Government Offices Being Transferred to Jerusalem

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol disclosed in the Knesset (Parliament) last night that the national police headquarters and several Government offices now located in Tel Aviv are preparing to move to East Jerusalem. He said, in a reply to a question, that the Government is considering the relocation in East Jerusalem of several units of the… More ▸

  • Eshkol, Marking Jerusalem Reunification Day, Says City Will Always Be United

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol declared here today that Jerusalem will always remain a united city and assailed the United Nations for having been silent for 20 years while the Jewish Quarter of East Jerusalem was desecrated and destroyed by Jordanians. Mr. Eshkol spoke at a special session of the Jerusalem Municipal Council marking the first… More ▸

  • Eshkol Insists Lasting Peace is Achievable Only by Direct Negotiations

    Premier Levi Eshkol rejected today any Middle East settlement through guarantees by the United Nations or from foreign countries or any other “nebulous arrangements” and insisted that there was no substitute for an open peace treaty achieved by direct talks between Israel and the Arabs. The Premier spoke at a Labor Party secretariat meeting and… More ▸

  • Eshkol, in Golan Heights Tour, Expresses Hope for Strong Defense Line

    Premier Levi Eshkol expressed the hope, during a weekend tour of newly-established defense settlements in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, that the “defense wall being built here will be both green and strong.” Speaking at a Nahal outpost, the Premier declared that those who “remember the 20 years of suffering by settlements in the valley… More ▸