The Israeli Cabinet met in Jerusalem on Sunday (21 October) as the Middle East War entered its 15th day.
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SV Eban past, leaving.
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SV Mrs Golda Meir leaves PAN cheering soldiers as she gets into car.
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Background: The Israeli Cabinet met in Jerusalem on Sunday (21 October) as the Middle East War entered its 15th day. No details of the meetings were released, but the mood of Prime Minister Golda Meir and her Ministers was serious as they left the building after the talks.
Mrs. Meir was cheered by Israeli soldiers, whose moral was obviously high, as she walked to her car.
When the Cabinet met on Friday (19th October), it heard reports from General Dayan and the Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General Davis Elazar. Mr. Eban, Foreign Minister was at Sunday's meeting and, with much international political play currently in progress, is believed to have made a report to the Cabinet.
It is also believed by observers that among the topics for discussion once more was sounding by the big powers on the possibility of a ceasefire.
Meanwhile, Israeli troops on both the Sanai and Syrian fronts are reportedly making continuous inroads against the opposition.
SYNOPSIS: The Israeli Cabinet met in Jerusalem on Sunday as the Middle East War entered its fifteenth day. Foreign Minister Abba Eban left after the meeting of which no details were released.
The mood of departing Ministers was serious. It's believed by observers that among topics of discussion once more was sounding by the big powers on the possibility of a cease-fire.
When Mrs. Gold Meir left the building, Israeli soldiers cheered her.
The Israelis have officially reported strong advances on the West Bank of the Suez Canal, coupled with the capture of missile launching sites and artillery positions. They also claim the Egyptians have suffered heavy tank losses. The Egyptians, for their part, have issued statements which contradict the Israeli claims and say the Israeli forces which crossed the Canal are encircled.