MOSCOW (Feb. 17)
The Israeli Legation here will, within a few days, move from its present temporary headquarters in the Hotel Metropole to a 12-room building which has been especially reconditioned and refitted, it was learned today. The Israeli mission here, which is headed by Mrs. Goldie Mysrson, who is now in Israel, has a 21-member staff.
The past six months for most members of the Israeli mission — have been a period of settling down within Moscow’s diplomatic colony. The coolness displayed toward the Israeli mission several months ago by certain Western diplomats has ended. For more than a half-year, the Israeli mission here has been inspired by the belief that Soviet-Israel relations are on a solid basis of friendship.
The staff seven of whose members speak fluent Russian includes a number of distinguished Israelis. The military attache is Col. Yohanan Ratner, a former Hagarah commander, while the commercial attache is Moshe Bergerano, a leading Israeli citrus expert.
The new Israeli Legation’s headquarters which has a fully electrified kitchen end laundry will also serve as residence of the Israeli Minister. Numerous Israeli paintings have been brought here from Israel and will decorate the legation’s walls.