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American Students Refused Permit to Hold Mccarthy Rally in Jerusalem

Police refused today to grant a permit to 36 American students studying in Israel to hold a rally against the Viet Nam War and in support of Democratic presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy. The police told the applicants that it would not be in the public interest for Israel to become involved in the internal politics of the United States. The police did not prevent the students from circulating a petition among American citizens in Israel which they said they plan to submit to the Democratic National Convention next week in Chicago.