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Truman Cables Congratulations to New President of Israel

President Truman today cabled a message of congratulations to Itzhak Ben Zvi, newly-elected President of Israel. Mr. Truman said:

“In the name of the American people and in my own I extend congratulations on your election and best wishes for success in your new duties. It is my fervent hope that you will exert your strength toward the lessening of tensions between your people and neighboring states to the end that peace may be obtained as early as possible.”