Yigal Allon

  • Allon Spurns Bids That Israel Should Acquire a Nuclear Option

    Foreign Minister Yigal Allon rejected recent suggestions that Israel should acquire a nuclear option. He termed such proposals a sign of despair and reiterated last night that Israel would stand by its pledge not to be the first country to introduce nuclear weapons to the Middle East. Proposals to acquire a nuclear option have been… More ▸

  • Allon to Confer with Portugal’s Fm

    Foreign Minister Yigal Allon will confer with Portugal’s Foreign Minister at the United Nations this month to pursue the question of normalizing relations between the two countries. Both officials will be in New York for the opening of the General Assembly. Until the question of establishing diplomatic ties becomes clearer, the two countries will carry… More ▸

  • Allon: if Israel is Suspended from UN Assembly Several Western States Are Expected to Leave in Prote

    Foreign Minister Yigal Allon warned last night that if Israel were suspended from the forthcoming UN General Assembly several leading Western countries would “suspend themselves” from the Assembly in protest. Addressing a meeting of Labor Party leaders in Tel Aviv, Allon said he based his prediction on solid knowledge. Addressing the same meeting, called to… More ▸

  • Allon Responds to Mexico’s Letter

    Foreign Minister Yigal Allon has sent a message to Mexican Foreign Minister Alfonso Garcia Robles reminding him that good relations between Israel and Mexico must be protected by both countries from “too severe tests.” The message, disclosed here today, was in response to the Mexican letter to the Security Council implicitly attacking Israel’s July 3… More ▸

  • Allon Leaves for West Germany

    Foreign Minister Yigal Allon left for Bonn this morning for a series of economic conferences aimed, he said, at reducing Israel’s $430 million deficit in its trade with West Germany. Allon is heading the Israeli delegation to the first meeting of the joint Israeli-German Ministerial Commission on Economic Relations. The group was set up by… More ▸

  • Labor Kibbutzniks Back Allon Plan

    Hakibbutz Hameuchad, the kibbutz movement of the Labor Party’s Achdut Avoda faction, ended its convention today with an endorsement of the so-called Allon plan for Israel’s retention of part of the West Bank. A resolution adopted at the final session at Kibbutz Shefayim also re-affirmed that there can be no Israeli withdrawals without peace. It… More ▸

  • Allon Sees Renewed U.S. Peace Initiative in Mideast

    Foreign Minister Yigal Allon believes the United States may resume its Middle East peace initiatives before the Presidential elections in November. The American Administration may want to renew the momentum toward a settlement in order to forestall possible Israel-Arab friction during the election campaign, Allon said in an interview published today in the Labor Party… More ▸

  • Allon Says Israel Does Not Need to Attend Debate on Palestinians

    Foreign Minister Yigal Allon told the Cabinet today that “Israel does not need to attend” the Security Council’s debate on “the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people” which is expected to take place later this month. His remarks indicated that Israel does not intend to participate in the deliberations of the “Committee of Twenty” which… More ▸