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Soviet Authorities Stop Jamming Hebrew Broadcasts Beamed to Russia

The Soviet Union has stopped Jamming Hebrew broadcasts being transmitted to Russia by the British Broadcasting Corporation’s European service, according to an announcement by the BBC here today. As a result of lifting the Soviet Jamming operations, the BBC stated, its Hebrew broadcasts to Russia are now being picked up in the Soviet Union “much better” than they used to be heard.

The London Daily Telegraph reported today that the Arabic-language broadcasts of the Voice of Israel are challenging the Arabic service of the British Broadcasting Corporation for first place among Arab listeners. It said that President Nasser’s radio network, spanning the Arab world at a cost of $14, 000, 000 a year, had been beaten back to third place in audience attention.

The Israel Government has been so encouraged by the results of its Arabic-language broadcast operations, the newspaper said, that it is planning to put a new medium-wave transmitter at the disposal of Kol Israel for Arabic broadcasts later this year.

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