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Israel Finance Minister Kaplan Submits Resignation to Cabinet

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Finance Minister Eliezer Kaplan formally submitted his resignation to the Israeli Cabinet at a meeting of that body today. Mr. Kaplan, who will retain his post until a successor is appointed, denied rumors that his resignation was a matter of politics.

The Cabinet today authorized Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett to take measures to bring about co-ordination between the Israel Bond Drive in the United States and the United Jewish Appeal. A special Ministerial committee was established to plan a railroad spur to Beersheba and was instructed to present its final plans for approval by the Cabinet within two weeks.

Finally, the Cabinet heard a report on the political situation and named a committee consisting of the Premier, and Ministers of Justice and Interior to reconsider an amendment to the laws governing the press. The amendment had been protested by newspaper editors as a bar to freedom of the press.

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