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Dayan Named to Head All Israeli Delegations to Armistice Commissions with Arab States

Lt. Col. Moshe Dayan, commander of Israeli forces in the Jerusalem area, was today appointed by the Army General Staff to head the Israeli delegations to the mixed armistice commissions with Transjordan, Lebanon, Egypt. and Syria. It was also announced officially that the first meeting of the Israeli-Syrian commission would take place at Mahanayim, on the border Tuesday, under the chairmanship of Brig. Gen. William E. Riley, chief of staff to U.N. acting mediator Dr. Ralph J. Bunche.

The president of the Moslem community of Haifa today addressed a letter to the Minorities Department of the Ministry of Religious Affairs, extending the “appreciation of the community of the understanding attitude and the assistance provided to repair the Janina Mosque.” He also thanked the government for relief assistance to needy Arabs during the recent religious holy month of Ramadan.