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Ben-gurion Refuses to Discuss Israel’s Internal Issues

March 7, 1967
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Israel’s ex-Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, visiting here to address an Israel Bond conference, refused firmly yesterday to deviate from the pledge he made prior to leaving Israel for his current visit to the United States to avoid any discussion about Israel’s present Government or policies.

Mr. Ben-Gurion appeared on a coast-to-coast National Broadcasting Company television program, “Meet the Press.” Lawrence Spivak, who conducts that program, tried in a half-dozen different ways to get Mor. Ben-Gurion to discuss “Israel today.” But Israel’s eldest statesman refused even to tell the reasons why he would not enter into such a discussion. Three local newspapermen who made up the panel of questioners on the program met the same fate when they attempted to involve Mr. Ben-Gurion in answering questions concerning Israel’s current economic or internal political situation.

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