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U.S. Asked to Act on Release of Israelis Arrested in Iraq

Sen. Lehman has written Secretary of State John Foster Dulles to use the United States Government’s diplomatic resources to the fullest extent in bringing about the freedom of three Israelis whom the Iraq Government has kept in prison since early last month.

The New York Senator said the detention of three individuals who inadvertently found themselves on Iraqi soil when a British plane on a flight from Cyprus to Iran made a forced landing at Baghdad, was a matter of deep and proper concern to the United States and all governments which abide by traditional standards of decency with respect to the treatment of travelers encountering adverse conditions whether on the high seas or in the air.

(In The Hague, the Netherlands Government made known this week-end that it had intervened, unsuccessfully thus far, in behalf of Mrs. Minnie Barnes-Gruenfeld, one of the three Israelis jailed by the Iraqi authorities. Her husband is a Dutch national. It is understood that Holland is still pressing its intervention in the case.)

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