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Ten Maccabeans Return to Palestine from Cycle Tour

The ten young Palestinians, all members of the chalutzim movement, who travelled by motorcycle from Tel Aviv to Antwerp to attend the tenth anniversary of the Maccabi-Antwerp section of the World Maccabi Union, returned here today. They were met by welcoming crowds at Haifa and Tel Aviv. The trip from Tel Aviv to Antwerp required three weeks. En route they were feted by the Jews of all the countries through which they passed.

On the way home, while crossing the Ilme Bridge, between Erfurt and Weimar, four of them plunged into the Ilme River and rescued 36 passengers from a bus that had toppled into the water. The tenth anniversary of the Antwerp section of the Maccabi was made the occasion for what amounted to the first world Jewish Olympiad with 900 athletes from all countries participating.