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Greece Informs Arabs It Does Not Intend to Recognize Israel

The Greek Government has informed the Arab League that it has no intention of recognizing the State of Israel at this time, the Italian news agency Mondar reported today. The report added that the Greek Government’s statement was in reply to a League memorandum outlining the unfavorable repercussions of any Greek Government recognition of the Jewish State.

Israeli circles in this country, however, noted that Greece has already extended de facto recognition to Israel. Also, that it has recently appointed a diplomatic representative in Israel to replace the honorary consul it had there before.