Ben-gurion to Spend Four Days in N. Y. Will Meet President Kennedy
Menu JTA Search

Ben-gurion to Spend Four Days in N. Y. Will Meet President Kennedy

Download PDF for this date

Israel Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion will spend four days in New York, following his visit to Canada and prior to his return to Jerusalem it was learned here today. During his stay in New York, he expects to confer with President John F. Kennedy, and also to meet with United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold and with Adlai Stevenson, head of the United States delegation to the UN.

Mr. Ben-Gurion also accepted invitations to address an Israel bond dinner in Philadelphia, on May 29, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Israel Bond Organization. He will also address, on May 31, a closed dinner-meeting of the United Jewish Appeal leaders which will be held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel here.

(In Israel, the press indicated today that Mr. Ben-Gurion may ask President Kennedy for a renewal of the 1950 Anglo-American -French declaration on the Middle East, which guarantees the present Israel-Arab borders, or he may discuss the possibility of such a four-power declaration in which the Soviet Union should be the fourth power. )

Mr. Ben-Gurion’s meeting with President Kennedy will probably take place on May 30. President Kennedy is leaving the next day for Paris. The Israel Prime Minister, it is believed, will present to Mr. Kennedy a general view of the Israel Government on Middle East problems, presumably with special consideration toward the meetings which President Kennedy is to hold with President de Gaulle of France and later with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund