The Israeli Cabinet met at Mrs. Meir's office in Jerusalem on Sunday (9 May) to?
The Israeli Cabinet met at Mrs. Meir's office in Jerusalem on Sunday (9 May) to hear reports of the two days of talks with Mr. William Rogers, U.S. Secretary of State. It was a regular weekly meeting, but heard special proposals put forward by Mr. Rogers for re-opening the Suez Canal. Among other possibilities the Cabinet members discussed the feasibility of allowing Egyptian civilian police to be stationed on the now-occupied east bank of the Canal, and of joint patrols. This approach would be a compromise between the present Israeli and Egyptian official attitudes. Reports that Defence Minister Moshe Dayan had submitted to Mr. Rogers a memorandum of a five-stage plan for re-opening the Canal have been denied by his Ministry. This coverage was filmed by an N.B.C. unit.
SYNOPSIS: Israel's Prime Minister, Mrs. Meir, arrives at her office in Jerusalem on Sunday for the weekly meeting of her Cabinet. It was to hear proposals put forward by U. S. Secretary of State, Mr. Rogers, for re-opening the Suez Canal.
General Dayan, the Defence Minister, is believed to have submitted a five-stage plan for the re-opening, but reports that he had supplied Mr. Rogers with a memorandum of this, were later denied. Foreign Minister Abba Eban believes agreement on the issue is still far away, but that chances must be explored.