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June 05, 1964 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-06-05

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Eshkol Visit Cements Israel-U.S. Amity

(Continued from Page 1)
President Johnson lauded Is-
rael's progress, which he said is
"greatly admired" by all Ameri-
cans. He said that Israel met and
mastered "monumental" economic
problems, and has "shown all the
world how to use science and tech-
nology to improve man's life on
the planet."
Calling Israel "a symbol of
courage and strength of her peo-
ple," the President said that the
United States is proud of the
aid given to Israel and is pre-
pared to continue its contribu-
tions to technical advancement
of Israel, particularly in the
field of desalination of water in
which Israel is so much inter-
ested.
Johnson expressed confidence
that Prime Minister Eshkol's visit
to this country will result in in-
creased understanding between
the United States and Israel and

Report of Eshkol Speech
at UJA Dinner in New York
on Wednesday. Page 7

will strengthen the "already cor-
dial relations" between the two
countries. He welcomed the oppor-
tunity to exchange views with
Eshkol on common interests and
common objectives.
The President noted that like
the United States, Israel is inter-
ested in the building of a better
world in which every nation can
develop its resources in freedom
and peace. He said that he is
pleased to have Eshkol come to
the United States and emphasized
that this is "the first official visit
by a Prime Minister of Israel" in
this country, although other Israeli
Prime Ministers had visited the
United States informally several
times in the past. "It gives me
great pleasure to say 'Shalom,' he
told Eshkol.
Prime Minister Eshkol seemed
deeply moved by the warm
words of President Johnson.
Persons who witnessed similar
receptions of foreign dignitaries
all agreed that this was one of
the warmest accorded by Presi-
dent Johnson. The welcome was
conducted on the White House
lawn, amidst martial music, sa-
luting cannon, and formations
of troops. The Prime Minister
and his party were landed on
the White House grounds in
President Johnson's private heli-
copter. Mrs. Lyndon Johnson,
smiling graciously, presented a
bouquet of flowers to Mrs. Esh-
kol. Present at the ceremony
were Israeli diplomats and many
State Department officials of
high rank.
Prime Minister Eshkol, express-
ing appreciation for the spirit in
which he was welcomed by the
President, said that Johnson's
friendship was "of deepest en-
couragement" to the people of Is-
rael. "This moment will always
remain with me," he said. He em-
phasized that the aid and sympa-
thy given to Israel by successive
U. S. Governments, and by the peo-
ple of the United States, "are en-
graved for all time on the tablets
of our renewed nationhood." He
conveyed thanks to all Americans
on behalf of the people of Israel.
The President and Eshkol
spent 20 minutes alone in a top
secret exchange. The entire
meeting of the two leaders last-
ed one hour and 20 minutes.
Participants later revealed that
the President showed great un-
derstanding and sympathy for
Israel's problems. Premier Esh-
kol had an opportunity to ex-
plain the whole range of Israel's
views on international matters.
The President was reported to
have displayed knowledge and in-
sight into Israel's problems and

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Friday, June 5, 1964
6

voiced admiration of Israel's
achievements. He appeared ex-
tremely pleased to meet Eshkol
and discuss with him in a man-to-
man manner questions of crucial
interest to the two countries.
A formal dinner was served
in honor of the Prime Minister
and Mrs. Eshkol at the White
House, tendered by President and
Mrs. Johnson. A luncheon honor-
ing Mrs. Eshkol was served aboard
the U.S.S. Sequoia by Mrs.
Dean Rusk. Acting Secretary of
State George Ball gave a luncheon
at the Department of State in
honor of Prime Minister Eshkol.
Texts of Speeches
Following is the text of Presi-
dent Johnson's welcoming speech
to Prime Minister Eshkol delivered
at the White House lawn cere-
mony:
"Mr. Prime Minister, ladies and
gentlemen: I am very happy, Mr.
Prime Minister, to welcome you to
our country. Your predecessors
have visited my country informal-
ly several times in the past. but
this is the first official visit by a
Prime Minister of Israel. We are
pleased that you have come. My
countrymen greatly admire the
progress made by your people.
You have met and mastered monu-
mental problems of economic sur-
vival. You have shown all the
world how to use science and tech-
nology to improve man's life on
the planet.
"Today, Israel is a vital, pros-
perous land, a symbol of the cour-
age and the strength of her people.
The United States is proud to have
assisted in this high enterprise.
We are prepared to continue our
contributions to technical advance-
ment in Israel, particularly in the
field of desalination of water. We
are aware, Mr. Prime Minister, of
the problems of political adjust-
ment that Israel faces with her
neighbors. We know that you want
to live in peace with those neigh-
bors, and we believe it not only
possible but imperative that those
problems be peacefully resolved,
bringing justice to all as well as
security for all.
"We welcome this opportunity
to exchange views with you on
matters of mutual interest. We
share many common objectives,
Mr. Prime Minister, chief of which
is the building of a better world,
a world in which every nation can

Swede to Get 3
Yeshiva Degrees

Fred W e r b e 1 of Stockholm,
Sweden, took his grandfather's ad-
vice literally several years ago and
so will be reeciving three dip-
lomas from Yeshiva University at
its 33rd annual commencement,
Thursday.
Fred's grandfather, the late
chief Orthodox rabbi of Sweden,
Rabbi A. I. Jacobson, suggested
that the younger members of his
family consider attending Yeshiva
University in New York after he
had returned to Stockholm from
a visit here quite impressed.
It took a little time before Fred
implemented his grandfather's sug-
gestion. A f ter graduating from
Norra Real High School in Stock-
holm in 1960, Fred attended Car-
mel College in Wallingford, Eng-
land, and Jews' College in London.
He finally arrived at Yeshiva Uni-
versity in January 1963.
The 23-year-old senior will re-
ceive his Bachelor of Arts degree
from Yeshiva College, where he
has been a history major, as well
as a Hebrew Teacher's Diploma
and a Bachelor of Hebrew Litera-
ture degree from the University's
Teachers Institute for Men.
After graduation, Fred intends
to return to Scandinavia to devote
a year to strengthening Jewish
feelings among youth in Sweden
and Finland.

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develop its resources and develop
them in freedom and peace. I am
confident this visit will result in
increased understanding between
us and a strengthening of our
already cordial relations."
The text of Premier Eshkol's
response to the President's greet-
ing follows:
"Mrs. Eshkol and I are deeply
grateful for your kind invitation
and warm welcome. It is a privi-
lege to meet the statesman on
whom destiny has laid so vast and
historic a responsibility. In the
short time since you, Mr. Presi-
dent, assumed your exalted office,
your deep dedication to peace, to
freedom and to the welfare of
ordinary people have aroused hope
and confidence throughout the
world.
"The prophet Malachi, almost
three thousand years ago delivered
this eternal message: 'Have we not
all one father; hath not one God
created us.' In face of the danger
to human survival in our time, this
lasting truth, and with it, the
sense of common destiny is cut-
ting across the barriers of hostil-
ity and ideology which divide
nations.
"From Jerusalem, the city of im-
mortal prophecy, and peace, I bear
with me the best wishes of the
people of Israel, to you Mr. Presi-
dent, the first citizen of this great
country. You fulfill the injunction
of our sages, to love peace and
pursue peace.
"Mr. President, from this great
center of government, here in
Washington, symbol and reposi-
tory of democracy, there has con-
stantly come forth a message of
encouragement to nations in their
struggle for liberty and the af-
firmation of human values. The
aid and sympathy tendered to us
by successive United States Gov-
erenments, and by the people of
the United States, are engraved
for all time on the tablets of our
renewed nationhood. Through you,
Mr. President, I wish to convey
from the people of Israel to the
people of the United States, a
heartfelt message of good will and
of best wishes for their happiness
and welfare.
"Mr. President, this moment
will always remain with me. For

me, it is symbolic of the providen- "Hatikvah" and "The Star Span-
tial change which has taken place gled Banner." The welcoming dele-
in the fortunes of my people—of gation included a large number of
the transition within so short a Israeli diplomats, among them
time, from the tragedy, which only Avraham Harman, Ambassador to
two decades ago engulfed one-third the United States, and Michael
of my people, to the new epoch Comay, Ambassador to the United
of independence and construction, Nations. Frederick R. Mann, Di-
which commenced with the rise of rector of Commerce of PhiladeV
phia, greeted the Prime Minister.
Israel.
"Our lasting faith in the fulfill- Mann donated the funds for the
ment of prophecy enabled us to construction of the Mann Audito-
survive tribulation down the ages. rium in Tel Aviv.
In our time, it has been given to
Mr. Eshkol's motorcade paused
us to reaffirm in independence the en route to the Bellevue-Stratford
ancient unbroken link between Hotel to pay their respects to the
the people of Israel and the land 6,000,000 European Jews mur-
of Israel. It is our belief that just dered by the Nazis. at the city's
as the prophecy of the restoration memorial to them. It is the work
of Zion is being fulfilled, so too, of Nathan Rapaport, noted sculp-
will the prophecy of universal tor who has also done the memo-
peace be vindicated.
rial erected in Warsaw in memory
"Mr. President, I thank you of the Jewish martyrs there who
from the heart for your friendship, perished during the revolt in the
which is a source' of the deepest ghetto.
encouragement to my people, as
Importance of Mission
it faces the future with faith and
TEL
AVIV ( J T A) — All mem-
hope."
bers of the Israel Cabinet, mem-
First Stop: Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (JTA)—Prime bers of the diplomatic corps and
Minister Eshkol landed Sunday at senior Government officials were
the International Airport here to on hand at Lydda Airport to bid
brilliant sunshine and warm greet- farewell to Prime Minister Levi
ings. He proceeded to Washington Eshkol when he left for the offi-
after visiting the Independence cial 12-day visit to the United
Hall here where Mayor James H. States.
Premier Eshkol was accompa-
Tate conferred upon him honorary
citizenship of the City of Phila- nied by Mrs. Eshkol; Shimon
delphia.
Peres, Deputy Minister of Defense;
Mayor Tate was the first Ameri- Chaim Yachil and Yaacov Herzog,
can official to greet the Israeli Director General and Deputy Di-
Prime Minister Sunday. He warm- rector General of the Foreign
ly welcomed him and the Israeli Ministry.
delegation. Mrs. Tate presented a
In a statement issued before his
bouquet to Mrs. Eshkol. A State departure, Premier Eshkol said
Department officer, Rafael Sancho- that his main abject was to "ex-
Benet of the protocol division, plain our problems to President
welcomed Eshkol formally on be-
(Continued on Page 40)
half of the United States Govern
meat and presented members of
the welcoming committee to the
Eshkols.
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