Yoman Carmel Herzeliyya 412, 1964

Prime Minister Levi Eshkol Visits the White House

1964
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Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Levi Eshkol leaves for the first official visit of an Israeli Prime Minister to the White House. At the Lod Airport, government ministers bid Eshkol farewell in an official ceremony. Eshkol lands in Philadelphia and is received by the mayor of and the Israeli consul. Afterward, Eshkol visits a monument in the city for American-Jewish soldiers who fell during World War II. From there, Eshkol continues to the White House in Washington, D.C. A guard of honor performs foot drills and canons fire a gun salute for the guest on the White House grounds. Eshkol and his wife Miriam shake hands with President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife Lady Bird. The two leaders deliver speeches and then converse in a lounge.

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