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Navoninvites Singer to Israel

President Yitzhak Navon has issued an invitation to Nobel Laureate Isaac-Bashevis Singer to come to Israel as an official State guest for a week in December.

“It is an honor for me to express our appreciation for your contributions to the Jewish culture in this way,” Navon wrote the prominent author, “especially considering the fact that this culture has recently earned international public recognition. I know that various circles interested in the Yiddish culture and Yiddish literature will also want to honor you and your literature during your stay here.”

Singer cabled Navon after receiving the invitation, thanking him for the honor and informing him that he would arrive in Israel Dec. 9.