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Americans Celebrate 4th of July in Israel; Addressed by U.S. Ambassador

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Some 1,000 American tourists in Israel, seamen from an American destroyer anchored in Haifa harbor and Israelis today observed the Fourth of July at a gathering in the ZOA House here.

United States Ambassador Edward B. Lawson, speaking at the gathering, compared the parallel democratic development of the U.S. and Israel. He expressed confidence that the mutual democratic ideals of the two peoples would be felt with ever growing strength with the passage of time. The sailors at the affair were crewmen of the U.S.S. McGowan, which is paying a goodwill visit to Israel.

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