BRUSSELS (Jul. 17)
Israel President Itzhak Ben Zvi and his entourage arrived here today for an official visit of state, following a three-day visit to Holland.
The Israeli Chief Executive was greeted at Brussels Airport by Prince Albert, Camille Huysmanns, Foreign Minister, and the Israel Ambassador here, M. Rafael. A Belgian military band played Hatikvah as the President descended from the plane and a crack unit of Chasseurs passed in review. Mr. Ben Zvi is staying at Argenteil Palace, a guest of King Baudouin.
(Last night, prior to his departure for Belgium, Mr. Ben Zvi was the guest of honor at a dinner given by Premier Willem Drees which was also attended by three members of the Dutch Cabinet and Dr. H. Vanderbeugel, a Jew and Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs. Commenting later on his three-day visit to the Netherlands, the Israeli President said he and his party had been received not only with hospitality “but with real friendship.”)