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Tuesday that he had ended the
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impasse over Ceylon's delay
HAIFA, (JTA) — Rested and
TEL AVIV — The extreme
on accepting two frigates. He secrecy maintained over Pre- sun-tanned after a "total rest"
told a Mapai rally that "yester- mier David Ben-Gurion's recent ordered by his physicians,
day I ordered the Israel army vacation in southern France Prime Minister David Ben-Gu-
headquarters to take the frigate.
rion returned home this week
Today the frigate is already in
following a vacation on the
the Red Sea."
French Riviera, ready to plunge
into the national elections cam-
The Prime Minister noted
that the Ceylonese, instead of
coming to Eilat and taking the
While in France, the Prime
frigates, had asked Nasser of
Minister said, he obeyed his
the United Arab Republic about
physician's orders about resting
the procedure they should use
so strictly that he did not even
and Nasser "either did not reply
attempt to get in touch with
or replied negatively." The two
former French Prime Minister
ships remained at Eilat, until
Guy Mollett, who was occupying
he gave the order to sail, the
a villa near the Cote d'Asure
Prime Minister said.
home rented by Mr. and Mrs.
It had been previously re- prevented the Israeli leader Ben-Gurion. He said he held
ported that the frigate had from accepting a luncheon in- no political meetings with any-
passed through the Strait of vitation from Sir Winston one in France.
Tiran manned by an Israeli Churchill, it was disclosed
"All I did in the nature of
crew to be handed over to Wednesday.
work while I was there," he
Britain's wartime leader was said, "was write a foreword and
Ceylonese auhtorities some-
vacationing on the Riviera and a survey for the next issue of
where on the high seas.
The Israel press Tuesday wel- was informed that Ben-Gurion the Israel Year Book."
Mr. Ben Gurion said he would
comed the Prime Minister's de- was staying in • the vicinity, the
cision and pointed out that this newspaper Haaretz said Wed- start actively participating in
action highlighted the fact that nesday. Sir Winston tele- the election campaign.
free navigation through the graphed an invitation, b u t
Tiran Strait, unlike the situa- Israeli security officials, cover- Discuss Plans to Fight
tion in the Suez Canal, was not ing up Ben - Gurion's move-
only possible but even secured. ments, did not reveal that the Revival of Fascism
Premier was already on the
THE HAGUE, (JTA)—Plans
It was reported that the
Israel-manned frigate made the way to Marseilles to board ship to combat the revival of
and the invitation was not de- Fascism and anti-Semitism in
passage without interference.
livered to him until he was a number of European coun-
While Ceylonese inscriptions aboard.
tries are being discussed at the
have been made on the ship, it
Ben-Gurion, the paper said, all-European Conference of Re-
flew the Israel flag while going
through the Straits of Tiran. sent- a message to Sir Winston sistance Fighters.
More than 50 delegates, rep-
The transfer to Ceylonese offi- expressing regrets that he had
cials was scheduled to take been unable to be his guest. resenting 570,000 members, are
attending the conference. Israel
place somewhere in the Aden
CARD OF THANKS
is the only non-European coun-
Gulf. The Israel sailors will
The family of the late Sam try among the 12 lands repre-
stay on the ship for a short time
after the takeover. It was also Verona acknowledges with sented at the parley. The other
reported here that the second grateful appreciation the many countries are Austria, Belgium,
frigate will be handed over to kind expressions of sympathy Denmark, France, Greece, Italy,
the Ceylonese at Eilat in a tradi- extended by relatives and Luxemburg, The Netherlands,
friends during the family's re- Norway, West Germany and
tional flag changing ceremony. cent bereavement.
Political pressure on the
Prime Minister in the Suez
Canal deadlock was eased some-
what with the disclosure that
the first frigate had left Eilat.
Opposition parties had been
denouncing the Prime Minister
and his Mapai party for an
alleged failure to take a' firm
stand on Suez or on the UAR's
pressure against Ceylon's pur-
chase of the two frigates. The
Prime Minister was seen as
having scored a political victory
in ordering the frigate moved
without asking anybody's per-
mission," thus reasserting full
freedom of nativation in the
Gulf of Aqaba.
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tration, includes to date a num-
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Congress Act Enables
Sick Israeli to Join
His Father in N. J.
• WASHINGTON (JTA)—Pres-
ident Eisenhower has signed a
special bill adopted by Congress
to enable an Israeli and his
aged father to be reunited in
Samuel Levenstein, of Hill-
side, N. J., came to this country
shortly after the conclusion of
World War II. He has a son,
Harry P. Levenstein, 30, now
living in Israel. Father and son
have not seen each other for 19
years since both left their home
in Poland when the Nazis in-
vaded that country. The son
could not, under existing laws,
be admitted to the United
States because he has a tuberc-
R e c e rl t'1 y Congresswoman
Florence P. Dwyer, of Eliza-
beth, N. J., the district in which
the elder Leveristein lives, in-
troduced in Congress a special
bill lifting the ban against
Harry Levenstein's admission
as an immigrant. Now that
President Eisenhower has
signed the bill, enacting it into
law, the son is expected -to ar-
rive from Israel to be reunited
with his father.
course on talmudic study will
be offered at a university in
this country, beginning the next
The course is being offered
at the old University of Neu-
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B-G Ends Ceylonese Frigates Impasse;
Swiss U. Offers Course in Talmud
GENEVA, (JTA) — For the chatel, and will be conducted
Scores Victory with Transfer of Two Ships first
time in Switzerland, a by Rabbi Rouche, of La Choux