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Lawson, Ending Service, Calls Israel Tour ‘wonderful Experience’

Edward B. Lawson, retiring United States Ambassador to Israel, declared last night at a farewell reception that his tour of duty in Israel had been a “wonderful experience for me both as a diplomat and personally. “

“We made many friends here with whom parting is rather sorrowful, “the envoy declared when he embarked on the Theodor Herzl to return to the United States.

A reception was held for him and Mrs. Lawson on board ship and his name was inscribed in the Golden Book of the Jewish National Fund by the Israel-American Friendship League which also sponsored a farewell dinner in his honor.