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Anti-israel Demonstrations Mar Eban’s Visit to the Philippines

Israel Foreign Minister Abba Eban left today for Tokyo after a two-day official visit to the Philippines which was marred by anti-Israeli demonstrations.

Mr. Eban canceled a scheduled speech at the University of the Philippines this morning because authorities feared trouble from over 100 placard-carrying Moslem students and other “anti-imperialist” students waiting for him to appear. The Foreign Minister was placed under tight police security and unusual protective measures were taken after about 500 pro-Arab demonstrators gathered at Manila Airport for his arrival Sunday.