Governments of Sweden and Denmark Extend De Jure Recognition to Jewish State

The Governments of Sweden and Denmark have extended de jure recognition to the state of Israel, it was announced here today. The two Scandinavian states apparently refrained from recognizing the Jewish state until Sweden had obtained a satisfactory statement from Israel on the Bernadette case.

The Israel Cabinet, at a meeting here last night, empowered the Ministers of Finance, Health and laber to negetiate with representatives of 2,000 nurses who ended their five-day strike Tuesday after a promise by the Histadrut executive that it would press for their demands for higher pay, longer vacations and a shorter work week.

The Cabinet also discussed the situation of the Arabs living within Israel. It approved an 8,500,000-pound ($23,800,000) project involving the use of waste water for irrigation purposes in the Negev.

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