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Israel Scouts Arrive in U.s.; Include a Moslem and a Catholic

A selected group of nine Israel boy Scouts, including a Moslem and a Catholic, received the greetings of a patrol of New York Scouts upon their arrival here today aboard the S.S. Jerusalem from Haifa.

Invited to make a tour of Scout camps in the United States, and also to participate in the world Scout jamboree in Canada in August, the Israel visitors were met by a New York Scout patrol, Scout officials, and Jewish leaders. At ceremonies on shipboard, the visitors from Israel presented the blue and white flag of Israel to their American greeters; the U.S. Scouts in turn, gave an American flag to their foreign guests.

Also welcoming the youths were Reuven Dafni, Acting Consul-General of Israel, who greeted them in behalf of his government, and Rabbi Irving Miller, chairman of the American Zionist Council, who bid them welcome in behalf of all the Zionist organizations in the United States. The American Zionist Council is coordinating the Scouts’ tour throughout the country in cooperation with the Boy Scouts of America, whose guests they will be in the various encampments.

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