NAPLES (Jul. 23)
The firm bonds of friendship between Israel and Italy were stressed by President Itzhak Ben Zvi of Israel on his arrival in Naples this morning aboard the SS Theodor Herzl of the Zim Lines, Israel’s newest passenger liner. Mr. Ben Zvi spoke of Israel and Italy as two “ancient nations which have become young again” and which believe that their destiny lies with the younger generation.
Following a visit to Pompei, President Ben Zvi lunched aboard ship with Israel’s Ambassador to Italy, the Chief Rabbi of Rome, representatives of Italian Jewry and the Prefects of Naples, representing the Mayor. Sergio Piperno, president of the Union of Jewish Communities in Italy, hailed the Israeli leader as a symbol of the unity of the Jewish people.