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Gov. Harriman Leaves Israel; Hopes for Acceptance of Johnston Plan

Gov. W. Averill Harriman of New York left Israel today after spending four days touring the country and meeting its leaders. In a ceremony at the airport, he was presented with a silver-bound Bible by the Israel Foreign Ministry.

Before leaving, he expressed the hope that an Israel-Arab agreement on the Johnston plan for development of the Jordan River would pave the way for a general settlement of the region’s problems. He said he hoped the conciliatory mood that prevailed at the Geneva Big Four talks “might find its way into this area.”

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