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Governor Dewey Visits Israel; Impressed with Crops; Meets Ben Gurion

Former Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York arrived in Israel yesterday for a three-day visit. Mr. Dewey toured Negev sites, including Nachal Oz, an Israel village on the Gaza border, and Heletz, site of Israel’s first oil well. He also toured the Lachish development area southwest of Jerusalem and was impressed with the crops growing there. Today he met with Premier Sharett and Mr. Ben Gurion.

Rep. Francis E. Walter, chairman of the House Immigration Subcommittee and author of a plan for United States assistance, through the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration, to North African Jews desiring to go to Israel, is expected here next Sunday. During a nine-day visit, as a guest of the Israel Government, he will study the Jewish State’s immigration and absorption program.