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Nixon Bomb-letter Senders Sentenced

Ten Druze members of a Syrian-led espionage ring were sentenced today by a military court to prison terms ranging from three to 15 years. The 10 were found guilty of espionage, membership in a hostile organization, possession of fire arms and gathering secret information.

Three of the defendants were also found guilty of having tried to mail letter bombs to President Nixon, U.S. Secretary of State William P. Rogers and Melvin Laird, who was then Secretary of Defense. The letter bombs were discovered at the Kiryat Shemone Post Office in time. These three were all sentenced to 15 years.

President Ephraim Katzir-attended a festive Shabat service in his honor at the President’s” synagogue in Jerusalem. It was the first Shabat the new President spent in Jerusalem since his election and an overflow congregation greeted him with singing and danging.

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