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Plane Flying from Israel Makes Forced Landing in Lebanon; Carries Jewish Leader to U.s

A French air transport en route to Paris from the Lydda airport, with 20 passengers, made an emergency landing at Beirut this afternoon. Levi Eshkcl, head of the Jewish Agency’s settlement department, who is en route to the United States to participate in the current $250,000,000 United Jewish Appeal campaign, was among the passengers.

Due to the present armistice negotiations being held between the Israeli and Lebanese Governments, and to the fact that the plane is French, all the passengers will be released and the craft permitted to continue to Paris tomorrow.

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