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Israel to Grant France Same Rights for Institutions As Held Under Mandatory Regime

Extension by Israel of the same rights and privileges which France enjoyed under the Mandatory regime for French-protected institutions such as hospitals, schools and convents is about to be granted by the Israeli Government, it was learned here today. In official quarters, it is believed that granting of these rights would remove the main stumbling-block in the way of French recognition of the new state of Israel.