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Israel Govt. to Re-study Regulations Banning Information to Press

A pledge that the new regulations forbidding Israeli civil servants from divulging to newsmen information other than that intended specifically for publication, regardless of its classification or non-classification, would be restudied, was given a meeting of editors here last night by David Rosolio, head of the Civil Service Commission.

The emergency meeting had been convened to plan and initiate countermeasures to the Civil Service Commission’s instructions, which Israeli editors view as an attempt to muzzle the press. After hearing Mr. Rosolio, who was out of town when the disputed instructions were issued by a deputy, the editors agreed to withhold retaliatory action pending review of the instructions.

Meanwhile, the Attorney General also backed down from the attempt to restrict information to newsmen. All courts were instructed to once again make available to reporters files which were open to them before last week.