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  • Labor Party Leaders Talk with Coalition Partners on Acceptance of Mrs. Meir

    Leaders of the Israel Labor Party plunged into negotiations with their partners in the national unity coalition today in an effort to persuade them to accept the leadership of Mrs. Golda Meir whom they nominated last night to succeed the late Levi Eshkol as Israel’s Prime Minister. The vote for Mrs. Meir, who will be… More ▸

  • Labor Ministers Propose Golda Meir As Prime Minister in ‘caretaker’ Government

    Minister Without Portfolio Pinhas Sapir, the secretary-general of the Israel Labor Party, expressed confidence that Mrs. Golda Meir, the former Foreign Minister, would heed the party’s draft and agree to serve as Prime Minister of a caretaker Government of national unity until the country holds general elections in November. Nomination of Mrs. Meir was decided… More ▸

  • Israeli Youngsters Celebrate Feast of Purim with Departures from Tradition

    The iconology of modern youth the world over was evident in the Purim festivities that swept through the streets of Tel Aviv tonight. Traditional “Queen Esthers” and “Mordechais” were very much in evidence. But the show was stolen by mini-skirted girls, youngsters in hippie garb, “spacemen”, “cowboys” and many “Bonnie and Clydes.” Israeli youngsters cut… More ▸

  • Confirm Reports That Iraq Plans New Executions, Including Jews, for Alleged Spying

    Reports circulated here yesterday that Iraq will hang seven more men tomorrow or Tuesday–at least two or three of them Jews–for allegedly spying for Israel, were confirmed today by Israel’s Foreign Minister Abba Eban in Jerusalem. Mr. Eban, citing informed sources, said three Jews were among those scheduled for the noose. Tuesday marks the Jewish… More ▸

  • Eban Plans Washington Visit, Will Confer with Rogers and Possibly Nixon

    Foreign Minister Abba Eban will fly to Washington sometime after March 9 for an expected meeting with Secretary of State William P. Rogers and possibly with President Richard M. Nixon, it was disclosed today. Mr. Eban’s visit, though officially described as involving speeches to American Jewish organizations, was viewed here as having an urgent diplomatic… 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 ▸

  • Israel Bond Campaign Under Way with Unprecedented Initial Sale of $61,124,000

    The 1969 Israel Bond campaign was under way today with an unprecedented initial Bond sale totaling $61,124,000. More than 2,500 delegates from the United States and Canada who participated in the international inaugural conferences of the Bond Organization on endorsed adoption of a quota of $200 million for the Bond drive throughout the free world…. More ▸

  • London Press Says Death Has Harmed Chances for Peace

    British newspapers took the position today that the sudden death of Prime Minister Levi Eshkol of Israel has harmed chances for a peaceful settlement of the Middle East crisis. The papers based their consensus on Mr. Eshkol’s talents as a conciliator and as a “stabilizing factor” in Israel’s Government. The Daily Telegraph said his death… 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 ▸