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  • Eshkol Government Easily Defeats Knesset Non-confidence Vote on West Bank Issue

    The Knesset (Parliament) by a majority vote today defeated a motion of no confidence in the Government of Prime Minister Levi Eshkol. The vote, 74-five, with seven abstentions, came only hours after Mr. Eshkol and Deputy Prime Minister Yigal Allon managed to avert a break in the coalition Cabinet. The motion of non-confidence and the… More ▸

  • Eshkol Tells Knesset That U.S. Has Not Made Nuclear Treaty Signing an Aid Condition

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol told the Knesset (Parliament) yesterday that the United States has not made Israel’s signing of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty a prior condition for aid. The U.S. has been urging Israel’s signature on the pact however but Israel had indicated that it needs more time to study the ramifications of the treaty,… More ▸

  • Eshkol Outraged, Denounces Hangings, and Denies Iraqi Jews Were Israeli Spies

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, shaking with anger, appeared before a grim Parliament today to denounce the pre-dawn hanging of nine Jews as “genocide” that will be stopped by Israel if it is not halted from outside. Mr. Eshkol, whose face reflected the rage felt by Israelis when they learned of the hangings from their newspapers… More ▸

  • Eshkol Plans to Seek Premiership Again; Would Support Dayan As Defense Minister

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, 74, declared Friday that he intended to seek the Premiership again after the general election next October and had no intention of stepping down. He also had kind words for his potentially chief rival for the top Government post, Defense Minister Moshe Dayan. He said he would not consider anyone but… More ▸

  • Eshkol Praises Johnson Warmly, Reveals President’s Desalination Recommendation

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol voiced high praise today for President Lyndon B. Johnson who ends his term in office tomorrow. Mr. Eshkol disclosed the contents of fare-well messages exchanged between himself and Mr. Johnson over the week-end. The President informed him that he had recommended a substantial grant for establishment of a sea water desalination… More ▸

  • Eshkol Opens $11 Million Jet Engine Plant Which Stems from De Gaulle’s 1967 Embargo

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol cut a ribbon yesterday ceremonially opening an $11 million jet aircraft engine plant that is an outgrowth of President Charles de Gaulle’s 1967 embargo on shipment of Mirage V fighter-bombers to Israel. Beth Shemesh Engines, Ltd., at Beth Shemesh, near Jerusalem, is owned jointly by the Israel Government and Joseph Schidlowsky,… More ▸

  • Eshkol Assails De Gaulle Embargo, Asserts It Damages Prospects of Mideast Peace

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol today delivered a strong attack on President Charles de Gaulle of France for his one-man embargo on arms and spare parts shipments to Israel, Mr. Eshkol told the Knesset (Parliament) that Gen. de Gaulle’s embargo “runs counter to all common usage in inter-state relations.” The embargo, he declared, “resembles the case… More ▸

  • Eshkol’s Conference Says Aliyah, Jewish Education Should Be Top Diaspora Priority

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol’s conference of world Jewish leaders ended yesterday with 160 delegates representing communities and organizations in 26 countries concurring in a statement asserting that aliyah — immigration to Israel — and Jewish education should be given top priority in the concerns of Jews outside Israel. Mr. Eshkol, who addressed the closing session,… More ▸

  • Cabinet Confers on French Action; Eshkol to Make Statement Tuesday in Knesset

    The Cabinet met for three hours today to consider the implications of France’s embargo on military equipment and spare parts to Israel. No details were disclosed except that Prime Minister Levi Eshkol will make a statement on the embargo to the Knesset (Parliament) tomorrow. The Cabinet ministers were joined at the meeting by Lt. Gen…. More ▸

  • Eshkol Says Old City Jewish Quarter Reconstruction to Cost $3.5 Million

    Reconstruction of the old Jewish quarter in East Jerusalem will cost the Israel Government $3.5 million in the next fiscal year, Prime Minister Levi Eshkol reported in the Knesset (Parliament) yesterday. He said part of the cost includes a sum set aside to evacuate 800 families from the quarter. More ▸