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Levi Eshkol

  • Eshkol, Dayan Praise Army, Police for Success of Jerusalem Parade

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol and Defense Minister Moshe Dayan thanked Israel’s armed forces and police today for the success of Thursday’s Independence Day military parade in Jerusalem, the largest in Israel’s history, which went off without incident. Mr. Eshkol expressed his appreciation in a statement at the weekly Cabinet meeting today. Gen Dayan wrote a… More ▸

  • Eshkol Says Mideast is Nearer to Peace Than at Any Time Since June War

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol said at a press conference here today that he does not regard United Nations Ambassador Gunnar Jarring’s mission as having brought peace nearer but that he believes, in general, that “we are probably nearer peace now than we have been at any time since the Six-Day War.” The prime minister chided… More ▸

  • Jerusalem Parade Plans Unchanged, Eshkol Says After Cabinet Session

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol said today, at the conclusion of a Cabinet meeting at which a report was presented on the unanimous Security Council resolution last night asking Israel to abandon its plans for the Independence Day parade in Jerusalem, that the parade would take place as scheduled on May 2. A Government spokesman said… More ▸

  • Eshkol Assails Poland, Soviet Union As Ally of Arab ‘murderers’

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol denounced today the current wave of officially inspired anti-Semitism in Poland and the global policies of Soviet Russia which caused it to identify itself with the Arabs “who want to do to the Israeli Jews what Hitler did to the Jews of Europe.” The Prime Minister spoke at Kibbutz Mordei Hagetaot… More ▸

  • Eshkol to Ask Goldmann to Explain Statements on Israel Policy Made to Fulbright

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol or Foreign Minister Abba S. Eban will meet soon with Dr. Nahum Goldmann for clarification of the statement he reportedly made to Sen. J.W. Fulbright, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the Israel Government’s Arab policy. Sen. Fulbright said in a question and answer symposium in the Park Synagogue,… More ▸

  • Eshkol Outlines Four-year Economic Growth Plan to Economic Conference

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol outlined a program of major economic growth for Israel during the next four years to an international gathering of leading Jewish businessmen and economists from all over the world that opened here today. Mr. Eshkol, who called the conference after the June Six Day War, predicted that Israel’s gross national product… More ▸

  • Eshkol Renews Warning to Jordan on Terrorists; Friday Clash Assessed

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol reiterated today at the regular Cabinet meeting Israel’s determination to continue its duty of guarding the security of border settlements in a statement regarded as another warning to Jordan to halt all attacks whether by terrorist infiltration or by shooting across the cease-fire lines. He spoke shortly after Israeli officials reported… More ▸

  • Eshkol Tells Knesset Security Council Showed Bias Against Israel

    Yesterday’s Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s preventive attack on terrorist bases in Jordan was challenged by Prime Minister Eshkol in a speech to the Knesset (Parliament) today. He charged the Council with bias against Israel and declared that “until there is peace we shall keep standing guard over our security. Let the nation know this,… More ▸

  • Eshkol Tells Cabinet Thrust Wrecked Fatah Plans for Massive Terror Raids

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol told the Israel Cabinet today that information obtained as a result of the Thursday thrust into terrorist bases in Jordan had made it more obvious than ever that the El Fatah commando group had been planning widespread terrorism against Israel and that these plans had been disrupted by the destruction of… More ▸