Negotiations for Anglo-israel Air Agreement Open in London; Top Officials Participate

Negotiations for an Anglo-Israel air agreement opened here today at the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The Israel delegation is composed of David Pinkus, managing director of El-Al, Israel’s national airlines; A. Gore-Gruber, director of civil aviation in the Israel Ministry of Communications; and Dr. E.F. Shinnar, commercial attache of the Israel Legation here.

The British delegation includes senior officials of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, a representative of the Foreign Office, A. Hilary, managing director of British Overseas Airways, and Commander B. Wolfson, of British European Airways.

Equipment for the establishment of a new, large cement factory in Ramleh, Israel, has been acquired by J. Ophir, general manager of the Nesher Cement Works, it was reported today. Mr. Ophir signed a contract with the well-known firm of J.L. Smith, specialists in cement factory equipment, providing for the delivery to Israel of equipment valued at more than $1,000,000. The new factory in Ramleh is expected to have a 400,000-ton annual capacity.

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