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Israelis Barred from Festival in Poland

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Two Israeli delegates to the International Federation of Folklore Festival Organizations’ congress were barred from participating in the congress after Polish authorities refused to grant them entry visas. The Israelis, Shmuel Bialik and Zeev Sternbeng of Haifa, represented the Israeli Folk Dances Festival organization. The president of the Federation, Henri Coursaget of France, and representatives of other countries protested to the Polish authorities and pressed for a change in the decision. It was learned that the congress will discuss a proposal to hold future meetings only in countries that would guarantee entry permits to all official delegates.

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