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Israel President Cancels Vacation Trip over Crisis in Cyprus

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President Zalman Shazar today decided to cancel a vacation trip he had planned to start tomorrow in view of the tension over the latest developments in Cyprus which the Israel Government is watching with utmost attention.

The Foreign Ministry here was today preparing a response to two appeals sent by Cyprus President Makarios to President Shazar. The appeals were of identical text sent to heads of state of other countries. They urged Israel to use its influence to put an end to what President Makarios called “Turkish acts of aggression constituting a crime against humanity and serious damage to international peace.”

A report from Cyprus today said that Alvin Rosenfeld, American-born correspondent in Israel for the National Broadcasting Company and New York Herald Tribune, was seriously wounded in Cyprus last night. He was caught in crossfire between Greek and Turkish Cypriots and received a bullet in his head. He lay in a ditch several hours until picked up by a United Nations weapons carrier and taken to a hospital in Nicosia.

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