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Rumania Ousts Israel Diplomat; Charges Him with Non-diplomatic Activities

The Rumanian radio today announced that a member of the Israeli Legation in Bucharest has been declared persona non grata by the Rumanian Government and will have to leave the country.

The banned Israeli diplomat, Shlomo Aharon, is a Legation attache. He was charged by the Rumanian Government with “carrying on activities contrary to diplomatic standards, ” the Bucharest broadcast stated. The decision of the Rumanian Government to oust him was conveyed by the Foreign Ministry to Shmuel Bendor, Israel Minister in Bucharest.