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Yemenite Families Establish New Settlement in Western Galilee; Sprinzak Greets Colonists

Several hundred Yemenit Jewish families established a new settlement in western Galilee today. Speaker of the Knesset. Joseph Sprinzak, as wall as residents of neighboring Druze villages, participated in the ceremonies marking the formal opening of the colony.

In a brief address, Mr. Sprinzak reviewed the development of friendship and equality among all groups in Israel. Greetings were also extended to the new settlers, as well as to the Government of Israel, by a Christian pries–M. Solam–from the nearby village of Pasuta. Mr. Sprinzak, who was described by leaders of the colonists as an “everlasting friend of the Yemenites,” was inscribed in the Jewish National Fund Golden Book by the settlers. The site of the new colony is rich in olives, tobacco and figs.