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Philadelphia Mayor Declares ‘israel Day’ at Ceremony

Mayor James Tate today declared Israel’s 18th Independence Day as "Israel Day" in Philadelphia and participated in a ceremony here this morning at the historic Liberty Bell.

Greetings were extended by Israel’s Consul-General in Philadelphia, Yissakhar Ben-Yaacov, from Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, who was made a freeman of the City of Philadelphia during his visit here two years ago. Yesterday, some 2,000 persons took part in a community-wide salute to Israel.