GENEVA (Jun. 14)
The Swiss Government has refused to permit the establishment of an Arab propaganda office here, it was revealed today. Arab diplomats in this city have taken no pains to conceal their indignation at this turn of events.
The request for permission to open an “information office” coincided with the creation of a permanent Egyptian delegation at the European head quarters of the United Nations. Since then the comings and goings of various Arab notables has fairly clearly indicated the nature of their activities. Some time back, the Swiss authorities refused to permit the holding of a meeting of representatives of Western European Jewish communities to pledge their support to Israel.
Meanwhile, at the International Labor Organization session here today, Zvi Barniv. an Israel Government delegate, pictured Israel’s agricultural progress, with particular emphasis on what had been accomplished for Arab farmers. Irrigation, he revealed, had been tripled for Arab agricultural villages and in some areas occupied by Bedouin tribes modern water installations had been built.