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Heath Expresses Sympathy for Pows

Prime Minister Edward Heath, in a letter to Chief Rabbi Immanuel Jakobovits, has expressed concern for Israeli POWs in Syria and said that the British government has been urging Syria to release their names. “The British government has several times been in touch with the Syrian government on this matter,” Heath wrote, “and we have urged them on grounds of humanity, at least to provide a list of names.” Heath said that “the best hope of progress in this sad situation must now rest in a successful outcome to the military and political negotiations taking place at this moment. I earnestly pray that success may come soon and allow the prisoners and their families to be reunited.”