Abba Eban

Wednesday, December 23, 1964

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

From card catalog: Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Abba Eban talks about the need for a strong United Nations and discusses Israel's commitment to the principles of the UN. He discusses the causes of Arab aggression and calls for a world front to force the Arabs to accept the reality of Israel's existence. He also talks about Israel's role in helping developing nations. Questions and answers.

McGrun introduces Eban. The discovery of a way out of deadlock is urgent. The regional tension is not the only issue important to Israel. Israel's relationships with developing nations in Africa and Latin America. The general mood in Israel is "buoyant vigor."

Q&A: Harold Wilson's proposal for a non-nuclear area in the Middle East? It's already non-nuclear, though he would be okay with more weapons in the area (?) to ensure a balance without constant escalation. Why was the Lavon Affair brought up again? Israel's relationship to the Organization of African Unity?

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 70494
Municipal archives id: T594

Hosted by:

Barrett McGurn


Abba Solomon Eban


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