Overhead Telephonic Communication Between Jerusalem and Rest of Israel Restored

Overhead telephonic communication between Jerusalem and the nest of Israel was restored today.

Special arrangements for Christmas for Christians throughout Israel were announced here tonight. The Israeli authorities are assisting church dignitaries to reach Bethlehem and Nazareth from areas within Israeli territory.

The government-controlled Voice of Israel radio will broadcast the midnight mass services Christmas Eve. The ourfew and blackouts in effect in Christian Arab areas in Israel will he lifted Christmas Eve, while special rations have bean authorized for all Christians and free sweets and fruit will be distributed to the children. Christian volunteers in the Israeli forces will be given extra holiday leave to attend a feast in their honor.

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