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Iron Curtain Countries Reject Dr. Herzl Stamp Issued by Israel

Israeli postal officials disclosed today that new stamps bearing a likeness of Theodor Herzi are being rejected by postal officials in Iron Curtain countries. Letters with such stamps are returned from these countries stamped “unacceptable.”

The Herzi stamp is the second rejected by Communist countries. The first was one issued in conjunction with World Refugee Year. It depicted a Yemenite Jewish family sitting on a flying carpet as a symbol of the Ingathering of the Exiles.