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Eban Confers with U. N. Delegates on Egyptian-israeli Tension

March 9, 1955
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Lively activity was under way here today behind the scenes as the Security Council, Israel and Egypt awaited the return on Friday of Maj. Gen. E.L.M. Burns for a personal report about the situation along the Gaza strip border between Israel and Egypt.

Every effort was being made by Israel to broaden the scope of discussion to embrace the overall situation of conflict along Israel’s borders. Abba S. Eban, chairman of the Israel delegation here, today conferred with Britain’s Sir Pierson Dixon, France’s Henri Hoppenot and Turkey’s Selim Sarper. The latter is president of the Security Council this month. The British and French delegation chiefs are important for Israel as major partners in the West’s Big Three Coalition.

Mr. Eban will talk to other members of the Security Council later this week and will attempt to obtain at least some concessions from all of the Big Three, especially Britain and the United States. The Israeli delegation chief is understood to have pointed out to those Council members with whom he has discussed the situation, that Israel’s Security Council counter-resolution–now on the agenda as the second point after Egypt’s Gaza complaint–spells out Egypt’s responsibility for the gravity of the border conflicts.

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