Argentine and Israel Governments to End Rift over Eichmann Today
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Argentine and Israel Governments to End Rift over Eichmann Today

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A joint Argentine-Israel statement ending the dispute over the capture of Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi leader who directed the mass-extermination of the Jews in Europe, will be issued tomorrow or Wednesday, it was learned here today.

The statement will emphasize the desire of both countries for renewal of their friendship and will probably refer to the resolution adopted recently by the United Nations Security Council concerning the Eichmann case, in which the Council expressed hope of resumption of friendly relations between Argentina and Israel.

The statement is also likely to sum up briefly each country’s position on the Eichmann case. Shabtai Rosenne, legal adviser to the Israel Foreign Ministry, is expected to return here from Buenos Aires after the joint declaration is published. Mr. Rosenne has met with Argentine President Arturo Frondizi and Foreign Minister Diogenes Taboada, over the issue.

It is expected that ambassadors will, nevertheless, not be exchanged between the two countries for some time. Argentine Ambassador Rodolfo Garcia Arias was called home from Tel Aviv two months ago. Israel Ambassador Arieh Levavi was declared persona non grata last week by the Buenos Aires Government.

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