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Toon Takes Up Post in Israel

Malcolm Toon, the new United States Ambassador to Israel, has arrived in Israel with his wife and daughter to take up his new position. He said he brought no special message from President Ford but did bring the best wishes of the President and Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger for the Israeli nation and its government, Toon, a career foreign service diplomat who has had no experience in Middle East countries, told reporters that like all Americans, he shared sympathy for Israel and its problems. He added: “I think that all Americans place a very great value on the ties between Israel and the U.S. and on every effort feasible to maintain and keep these ties.”