JERUSALEM (Feb. 15)
Israel has recently contacted a certain East European country for possible trade relations, Yediot Achronot reported today. The paper did not specify the name of that country, but added that the possibility of establishing diplomatic relations with that country was also under consideration.
The paper noted in this context that several East European countries have recently made demonstrative efforts to promote visits by Jewish tourists. Some of these countries, Yediot said, among them Poland and Hungary, have recently stopped their anti-Israel radio broadcasts.
The paper said, without quoting a source for this assessment, that it was no mere coincidence that the Polish authorities allowed a Jewish delegation to take part in the conference of the World Federation of Polish Jews, which met in Tel Aviv last week.