U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers arrived in Tel Aviv yesterday (Thursday, May 6), and?
U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers arrived in Tel Aviv yesterday (Thursday, May 6), and within a few hours he was in Jerusalem where he held talks with Prime Minister Mrs. Golda Meir, Foreign Minister Abba Eban, Jerusalem's Mayor Teddy Kollek, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Itzak Rabin, and elder Statesman Ben Gurion. Mr. Rogers was accompanied by Assistant Secretary of State Joseph Sisco and U.S. Ambassador to Israel Walworth Barbour. Later he also met with Defence Minister Moshe Dayan and Deputy Premier Yigal Allon.
The U.S. statesman--who arrived in Israel from Cairo where he held talks with the Egyptian leaders on the Middle East crisis--delivered a letter to Mrs. Meir from President Nixon.
Earlier, on arrival at Tel Aviv's Lod Airport, Mr. Rogers said: "Israel has experienced and met the challenge and agony of waging war. I am confident that Israel will equally meet the challenge and, indeed, the agony of making place."
SYNOPSIS: The King David Hotel in Jerusalem on Thursday. It was here that United States Secretary of State William Rogers and his fact-finding team stayed during their two-days of talks with Israeli leaders. When Mr. Rogers arrived from Tel Aviv's Lod Airport after flying in from Cairo, he was warmly greeted by the hotel's guests and the press.
An early caller to discuss the tense Middle East situation, was Israel's elder Statesman Ben Gurion. Then, accompanied by Joseph Sisco, the Assistant Secretary of State, Mr. Rogers drove to Prime Minister Golda Meir's office. There, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Walworth Barbour and Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban posed for cameramen with Mr. Rogers, Mrs. Meir and Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Itzak Rabin. After these first talks, the American delegation drove on to the residence of Foreign Minister Eban to meet other high Government officials.
Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek was also present during this meeting.