TEL AVIV (Jan. 8)
An unusual encomium was voted to the Government press offices today by the Israeli Press Association and the Foreign Press Association of Israel, in connection with the services rendered to the Israeli and world press last weekend, during the visit of Pope Paul VI. Both associations voted to inscribe the Government press offices in the Jewish National Fund’s Golden Book in appreciation of those services.
All journalists pointed out that, along the entire route taken by Pope Paul and his entourage during the visit to Israel, telegraph, telephone, cable and radiophoto facilities were available. The Israeli authorities in charge of cables and telegraph moved more than 500,000 words of dispatches in 24 hours, and relayed almost 100 photographs