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Arthur Lourie Slated to Become Israel Ambassador to Britain

Arthur Lourie, Israel’s Ambassador to Canada, was reported today to be slated to become ambassador to Britain, succeeding Eliahu Elath, who has returned to Israel to take up his new duties as political advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

An official announcement is expected soon of the appointment of Michael Comay, now Deputy Director General of the Israel Foreign Ministry, as permanent United Nations delegate. Mr. Comay will succeed Abba Eban who is bidding for a seat in the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, in the November 3 elections.

Dr. Avraham Biran, head of the Foreign Ministry’s Armistice Division, reportedly was under consideration to become ambassador to Canada. Mr. Elath arrived today from Leningrad, where he visited his 85-year-old mother whom he had not seen for 35 years.