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Israel to Tax Persons Travelling Abroad; Cabinet Acts on Returning of Arab Property

A tax on persons travelling abroad will be submitted to the Israel Parliament for approval, it was today decided by a Cabinet meeting.

The Ministers also formed a committee to investigate the possibilities of stone quarrying in the Negev. A committee to make recommendations concerning the manner of releasing property now held by the government as custodian for Arabs who abandoned it but did not flee the country was named, as was a council to handle former German property in Israel.

In addition, various Ministers reported on the current international political situation, the agreement reached last night between the government and the teachers’ union and a proposal to halt traffic in Jerusalem on Saturday.