JERUSALEM (Dec. 11)
The British Government’s blunt warning to Arab diplomatic representatives in London not to press Israel boycott actions against British firms was seen here today as a departure of a previous approach described as use of quiet unofficial representation to the Arabs in specific cases.
That development and the decision of the Norwich Union Insurance Company to invite Lord Mancroft to rejoin the board from which he was forced to resign because of Arab pressures were regarded as a victory for British public opinion.
Yuval Insurance, the Government firm which insures all Israel Government corporations, gave the British insurance firm three months’ notice of cancellation of its insurance business. A Yuval representative said that the cancellation would be reconsidered if the British firm gave a convincing demonstration of a “change of heart” from the attitude which led it to submit to the Arab pressures to oust Lord Mancroft from its London Advisory board because of his association with firms doing business with Israel.