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Ben Gurion to Appear in Knesset Today; Will Speak on Foreign Policy

Premier David Ben Gurion, who came out of a hospital last week following treatment for wounds received in the bombing of the Knesset October 29 will wind up tomorrow the foreign policy debate which a madman’s hand grenade interrupted.

Mrs. Golda Meir, Foreign Minister, continues indisposed. She will have to wear a brace temporarily consists her in walking. A grenade splinter lacerated her left foot.

Moshe Shapira, Minister for Religion, the most seriously injured of five Cabinet members, underwent a fifth and sixth operation at Hadassah Hospital yesterday and today. One was described as involving a kidney, the other the abdomen. The last bulletin from the hospital described his condition as satisfactory.

The Israel Foreign Ministry surrendered today to a boycott of the entire local and foreign press corps in this country and withdrew a three-month old regulation governing the visits of newspapermen to the Ministry. During the boycott period, important press conferences were held in their homes by top Foreign Ministry officials since this was the only way to reach the press.

The offending regulation had demanded that each newspaperman fill out a lengthy questionnaire upon each visit to the Ministry, take the document with him to the person he visited and have the latter countersign it, noting the exact duration of the visit. As of today, the Ministry will only require that a newspaperman entering the building identify himself as a reporter and make a verbal statement of whom he intended to visit.

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