Israel's New Government Sworn In'
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bers of the old cabinet will sit in
Mrs. Meir claimed that Israel's , the new one. Sunday's session was
military strength was at an all-
time high, fully capable of preserv-
ing the cease-fire lines as long as
necessary. She claimed success for
her government's policies in Hi.?
occupied territories and claimed
that the Arab countries were suf-
fering far more than Israel from
the war of attrition they were wag-
ing against it.
She blamed their suffering on
President Gamut Abdel Nasser of
Egypt who, she said, will try, :It
the forthcoming Arab suinni.t
meeting in Rabat, Morocco, to
"impose his failing policies on
other Arab leaders, among them
those whom for years he has tried
to overthrow or murder."
Mrs. Meir said that since January,
61 Arab planes-47 Egyptain and
14 Syrian—were shot down by Is -
raeli forces against a loss by Israel
of nine planes, including a Piper
Cub. She said that guerrillas and
saboteurs had succeeded in creat-
ing a "state within a state" in
Jordan and created havoc in Leba
in the form of a leave - taking. Pre-
mier Meir reviewed the events of
• her tenure as premier. "This goy-
' ernment has not seen peace come
to Israel and the region, and I
hope that the incoming govern-
ment will have the benefit of bring-
ing pea•e.' she said.
Mrs. Meir observed that the out-
going government witnessed the
emergence of Rtissian Jews' active
striving to emigrate to Israel. They
are no longer afraid to have their
desire brought to the world's at-
tention. she said. This has been
nroved by the documents and let-
ters coming out of Soviet Russia.
Mrs. Meir said.
She bade an official `arewell to
the five ministers who will not be
in the new cabinet. They are Min-
ister of Education Zalman Aran-
ne; Transport Minister Moshe Car-
mel: Housing Minister Mordechai
Bentov: Police Minister Elihu Sas-
son and Minister of Posts Israel
Attention Focuses on Surprise
Acceptance of Post by Weizmann
TEL AVIV (JTA)—A tall. slim,
The premier expounded in de-
tail on the situation in the occu- ramrod-straight 45-year-old a i r
pied territories, where she said force general with a thin mustache
the government's policy of a firm and a no-nonsense air of command
hand but minimum interference about him is the "new face" in
with local authorities has been Israel's government that has
aroused the greatest interest at
home and abroad.
She claimed that the terrorists
Gen. Ezer Weizmann, who was
have been unable to gain recruits
sworn in Monday as minister of
among the local populace, the lo-
transport. is a nephew of Israel's
cal economy is flourishing. and
first president, the late Dr. Chaim
there is no unemployment. Some
Weizmann and a brother-in-law of
22,000 West Bank Arabs are work- the defen s e minister, Gen. Moshe '
ing in Israel and thousands of Dayan (their wives are sisters).
Arabs from the Gaza Strip are em-
He is a career °ricer, generally
ployed on the West Bank.
regarded as nonpolitical.- But he
served with the-underground Irgun
bridges" policy that perimts free Zvai Leumi during the ore-state-
trade between the West Bank and hood era. and he was selected for
Jordan was working well. She said the cabinet by the hard-line, na-
West Bank Arabs have sent $20.- tionalist Herut faction headed by
000,000 worth of produce across the the former Irgun commander Me-
Jordan and have imported $7,000,- nahem Begin.
000. She said Israeli activity in the
Herut and the Liberal faction
occupied regions was marked by comprise Gahal, Israel's second
the establishment of 20 temporary strongest political party. The rim-
settlements, and more are planned. ing of Gen. Weizmann to a cabinet
Israel's new cabinet consists of post by the Herut central com-
24 ministers, six of whom. at pres- mittee barely 24 hours before the
ent, hold no portfolios. They arc:
new government was to be sworn
Mrs. Golda Meir, prime minis- in came as a surprise.
ter; Yigal Alton, deputy prime min- I
Months ago, Herut had failed
ister and minister of education: to persuade Gen. Weizmann to
Moshe Dayan, minister of defense: stand for election to the Knesset.
Abba Eban, foreign minister: Pin- His acceptance of a cabinet job
has Sapir, finance; Zeev Shard', was apparently important to the
housing; Joseph Almogi, labor: Herat leadership.
Israel Galili, minister without port-
One appointee. Minister of De-
folio; Shlomo Hillel, police; Yaa- velopment-designate Yosef Kram-
coy Shimshon Shapira.. justice: Shi- merman, voluntarily stepped aside.
mon Peres. minister without port- Another Hera member. 'Chaim
folio: Chaim Gvati, agriculture: Landau, who was slated to be min-
Menahem Begin, minister without ister of transport. agreed to take
portfolio; Joseph Sanhir, trade and over the develonment ministry so
industry; Gen. Ezer Weizmann, that Gen. Weizmann could have
transport; Elimelech Rimalt, post: the transport post.
Gen. Weizmann is the youngest
Chaim L a n d a u, development:
Aryeh Leon Dulzin, minister with- member of the government and
to it considerably more than
Out portfolio: Moshe Chaim Sha-
piro, interior; Dr. Joseph Burg. a well known name. He is recog-
social welfare: Dr. Zerah Warhaf- nized as a brilliant tactician and
tig, religious affairs: Moshe Kol. is considered to have been the
tourism; and Israel Barzilai and architect or the stunning air blow
Victor Shemtov, ministers without that. on the morning of June 5.
portfolio. The two latter members 1967, virtually destroyed the air
have the option to take over the forces of Egypt, Jordan and Syria
ministries o' health and ahsorp- within a few hours. A World War
tion, respectively. Members of Ma- II RAF fighter pilot, he was al-
Pam, they had agreed to join a ways a powerful advocate of air
"cabinet of national emergency" power and preached the lesson
but refused to participate in the that the defense of Tel Aviv was
in the air over Cairo.
G c n. Weizmann's resignation
All members were sworn in Mon-
day- except for Eban, who is visit- from the military a little more
ing the United States. He will he than a day before his cabinet ap-
pointment. was regarded by many
sworn in on his return.
Peres, a former deputy de- i of his fellow ()Ulcers as a con-
loss to the armed forces.
tense minister and a leader of
the Raft faction within the la- Gen. Dayan himself expressed re-
he welcomed his
bor Party, will have special re - gret.
brother-in-law to the government
sponsibility for the civilian ad-
ministration of the occuaied ter- and wished him all success.
In a television appearance. Gen.
ritories. Galili will- be designated
minister of information if a ‘Veizmann said he w'as sorry to
leave the armed forces but re-
separate information ministry is
established. Mrs. Meir favors it. garded his new post as only an-
but Eban, whose foreign min- other channel through which to
istry is responcihte for Israel's
information services abroad, is
The cabinet that governed Israel
since the crisis days preceding the
continue serving his country. some
circler observed that Gen. Weiz-
mann who, at the time of his re-
tirement was chief of the criera-
linns branch at Gener,11 Itondgliar-
time Sunday. Although most mem -
in the military. -
Six-Day War convened for the last
ters. had risen as far as he could
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In 1967 he was passed over
for appointment as chief of staff.
With his military background, it
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was virtually certain that he
will be named a member of the
ministerial committee on secur-
ity and defense problems. But
the ministry of transport, though
hardly a "glamour post," is ex-
pected to put Gen. Weizmann's •
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abilities to a severe test. It is
considered one of the toughest
jobs in the country.
and their union, El Al and the
other commercial airlines.
The demilitarization of Gen.
Weizmann was carried out swiftly
with a minimum of military red
tape. Chief of Star Chaim - Bar
Lev granted him permission to re
sign as soon as it was requested.
Within -hours, the general was out
of uniform and embarked on his
civilian career with a reserve of-
ficer's identity card.
He took with him one memento.
a photograph of Israel's first
fighter pilot unit, of which he war
a member. and later commander.
He also has at his disposal as a
private plane, a World War II
Spitfire painted jet black. It is one
of the few specimens of the propel-
lor-driven RAF fighter plane still
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