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94 Japanese to Demonstrate in New York on Behalf of Israel Retention of Jerusalem

A group of 94 members of the Japanese Original Gospel movement will stage a demonstration tomorrow at the Dag Hammarskjold Square near the United Nations on behalf of Israel’s retention of the Old City of Jerusalem in any Middle East peace settlement. The 94 Christian Japanese citizens will be led by Prof. Ikuro Teshima, leader of the pro-Israel movement, and his son, Yaacov Teshima, a graduate of the Hebrew University. Mrs. Anna Weinreb, New York spokesman for the group, said that the 94 Japanese originally planned one of their regular visits to Israel and then decided on a New York stopover to make the demonstration. They will remain in New York for two days before embarking Tuesday evening on a Japan Airlines flight to complete their trip to Israel. Men and women are in the group. Mrs. Weinreb said many of them will stay at Kibbutz Hefzibah, with which the movement has close ties.