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Ben-nathan Tells Farewell Event Germany Today is ‘quite Another Germany’

Asher Ben Nathan, Israel’s outgoing Ambassador to West Germany, was given a farewell reception here by the German publisher, Axel Springer. Mr. Ben Nathan will conclude his tour of duty at the end of the year. He will be succeeded by Elyashev Ben Chorin, the Ambassador-designate who is presently deputy head of the Foreign Ministry’s information section in Jerusalem.

Mr. Ben Nathan told his well-wisher’s that he thought he had achieved much of what he had set out to do to improve Israel’s relations with the Federal Republic. He said it was understood in Israel now that the present Germany is quite “another Germany.” He could not imagine the present government in Bonn taking an anti-Israel attitude.