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U.S. Embassy Warns Americans in Israel Not to Vote in Local Elections; May Lose Citizenship

The U.S. Embassy here today warned all American citizens in Israel against participating in the municipal elections which are scheduled to take place in a number of localities on November 14. The warning said that they will lose their citizenship if they vote.

The election campaign is at its peak in Tel Aviv, but the various parties in the campaign are concentrating not so much on local issues as on the national scene. The results of the municipal elections will indicate the extent to which various groups have grown in strength since the arrival of some 200,000 new immigrants after the last national elections in January, 1949.