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Levi Eshkol

  • Eshkol Asks Ministers to Use Restraint in Speeches on Government Policies

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol asked all Cabinet Ministers, at a special Cabinet meeting today, to exercise restraint in their public speeches on matters of Government policies. The request was disclosed by Michael Arnon, Cabinet secretary. The request apparently stemmed from public statements by Ministers touched off by the public debate started recently between Pinhas Sapir,… More ▸

  • Eshkol Will Visit U.S. in December but Calls off Visit to Latin America

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol will pay a brief visit to the United States next month but has postponed his scheduled visit to three South American countries, it was announced today. Mr. Eshkol is expected to meet with President Lyndon B. Johnson and President-elect Richard M. Nixon while he is in the U.S. His South American… More ▸

  • Eshkol Says Foundation of Settlement Must Be a Signed Peace Agreement

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol said today that the foundation of any settlement between Israel and its Arab neighbors must be “a real peace agreement signed by the parties concerned.” He said that without a formal peace the Components of a settlement, including agreed and secure boundaries, could not exist and the cease-fire map would remain… More ▸

  • Eshkol Congratulates Nixon; New President Regarded As Friend of Israel

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol cabled congratulations yesterday to President-elect Richard M. Nixon and extended warm wishes for successful leadership “not only of the great American nation but of all forces of freedom throughout the world.” Mr. Eshkol said that he retained “fond memories of our meetings in Jerusalem and in New York, of your dedication… More ▸

  • Eshkol Bars Arab Military on West Bank of Jordan River Security Line

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol indicated yesterday that Israel may be prepared to return portions of the West Bank to Jordanian political sovereignty but made it clear that Israel will never allow the military forces of Jordan or any other nation west of the Jordan River. Mr. Eshkol, speaking in reply to questions in the Knesset… More ▸

  • Follow-up to World Economic Conference Slated, Eshkol Informs Israel Cabinet

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol announced to the Cabinet today that 15 business leaders and financiers from abroad would join 15 Israeli businessmen at a follow-up meeting to the world economic conference held here last June. They will study the effectiveness of plans formulated at the June conference regarding investments, production, marketing and Israeli exports. The… More ▸

  • Poll Shows Dayan Would Beat Eshkol if Elections for Knesset Were Held Now

    A poll published here today showed that Defense Minister Gen. Moshe Dayan would beat Prime Minister Levi Eshkol by nearly two to one if elections to the Knesset (Parliament) were held now. According to the findings of the Public Opinion Research Institute, Gen. Dayan would poll 33.4 percent of the vote to just over 17… More ▸

  • Eshkol Expresses Confidence That Deal Will Be Consummated

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol told the Cabinet that while Mr. Johnson’s directive to Mr. Dean Rusk to open negotiations was not binding on the President, he was certain the sale will be consummated. Mr. Eshkol quoted a paragraph of the U.S. Foreign Aid Bill which was cited in Mr. Johnson’s directive. He said it was… More ▸

  • Eshkol Sees Johnson Instructions on Jet Talks As Step Toward ‘deterring Aggression’

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol today expressed his “deep appreciation” of President Johnson’s “activities in the cause of peace” in the Middle East and said that the President’s directive to Secretary of State Dean Rusk to begin negotiations for the sale of supersonic jet planes to Israel was “a step in the direction of deterring aggression.”… More ▸