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Eshkol to Be Premier During Ben-gurion’s Visit to Scandinavia

August 14, 1962
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Finance Minister Levi Eshkol will be acting Prime Minister, when Premier David Ben-Gurion leaves for his tour of Scandinavia, the Cabinet here decided, according to an announcement today.

In case Mr. Eshkol must leave Israel prior to Mr. Ben-Gurion’s return, the Cabinet has designated Minister of the Interior Moshe Haim Shapiro as the second alternate at the head of the Government. Mr. Eshkol may have to go to Washington, to attend a meeting of the board of governors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister, will again lead Israel’s delegation to the United Nations General Assembly this year, the Government announced today. The Cabinet has voted that Michael S. Comay, Israel’s permanent representative at the U. N., will head the delegation after Mrs. Meir leaves. The Assembly will convene September 18.

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