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270. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Israel1

194.Embtels 157,2 165,3 191.4 After consultation with British here, agreement has been reached instructions contained Deptel 875 should stand with exception slight variation of para a) re timing explanation our position to PriMin. Following consultation with your British colleague you are authorized explain our position to IG at time and in manner you deem most suitable. Dept’s views on questions raised by Italy and Argentine: Chief of Mission could at his discretion attend social functions given by FonMin in Jerusalem provided practice minimized and functions do not carry connotation of acceptance Jerusalem as capital. Chief of Mission may discuss important matters with PriMin in Jerusalem but not with FonMin. Device of discussion with latter outside FonOff would undermine present agreed position.

Hoover
  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 601.0084A/9–1355. Confidential. Drafted by Bergus and approved by Jernegan, who signed for Hoover. Repeated to Jerusalem, London, and Paris.
  2. Not printed. (Ibid., 601.0084A/8–2555)
  3. Document 224.
  4. Document 241.
  5. Document 186.