PHILADELPHIA (Apr. 25)
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.