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Post Card from Lebanese Village

Premier Yitzhak Rabin and Labor Minister Moshe Baram received this week two post cards which were mailed from the southern Lebanese village of Rumeish. The cards carried Lebanese stamps with the postmark of the Rumeish post office–and an Israeli postmark carrying the now famous name, “The Good Fence–Dovev.”

The cards were apparently dropped into the mail box set at the border point which serves Lebanese who want to mail letters in the absence of postal services in Lebanon. This is one of the few known cases in which an Israeli politician received mail from an Arab country through the regular postal services.