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Yitzhak Rabin, Israel’s Ambassador to the US, has turned down the post of president of the Haifa Technion according to reliable reports, after having been promised a Cabinet post by Premier Golda Meir after the elections next year. He winds up his tour of duty at the end of 1972 and is expected to work at Labor Party headquarters until the elections. Rabin is in Israel on leave.

Rabin’s successor has not yet been appointed. Foreign Minister Abba Eban is known to have his eye on Haim Herzog, a former chief of military intelligence now in business, or Director General of the Foreign Ministry Mordechai Gazit. Another name mentioned is Dr. Zvi Dinstein, Deputy Minister of Finance. Two men said to have turned down the job for personal reasons are Gen. Aharon Yariv, head of military intelligence, and Knesseter Haim Zadok, a lawyer and chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.

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