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American Tourists Will Be Introduced to Local Families in Israel

An “experiment” in tourist relations introduced three months ago has proven so successful that it will shortly become a permanent feature of Israel’s tourist program, it was announced here today. The “experiment,” introduction of American tourists to Israeli families, has proven popular with both the Americans and the Israelis. The government has prepared a list of volunteer hoes who are willing to take tourists into their homes for visits.

The program will shortly be extended to collective settlements, Arab villages, artists colonies and even to Bedouin chiefs. This will give the tourist an opportunity to contrast modern Israel with its intensive agriculture and up-to-date industry with the Oriental life in villages or desert encampments.