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  • Israel Offers Aid in Reducing Infant Mortality in Burma

    Israel has offered to send an Israeli medical team to help Burmese doctors deal with the high rate of infant mortality in this country. The offer was made by Israel’s Minister of Health, Israel Barzilai during his current meeting with U Ba Saw, Minister of Health of Burma. Mr. Barzilai, who is visiting Burma after… More ▸

  • President of Israel Returns to Jerusalem from His Visit to Burma

    President Izhak Ben-Zvi arrived home tonight from a week-long state visit to Burma. The President was welcomed at Lydda Airport by Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, members of the Cabinet, Knesset Speaker Nahum Nir, Chief of Staff Haim Laskov and the entire diplomatic corps. President Ben-Zvi expressed great satisfaction with the Burma visit and noted the… More ▸

  • President of Israel Arrives in Burma; Greeted with 21-gun Salute

    Twenty-one guns were fired at the airport here this morning to salute Israel’s President Izhak Ben-Zvi, who arrived here with Mrs. Ben-Zvi and three aides including Walter Eytan, Director General of the Foreign Ministry. This is the Israeli President’s first state visit to this country. President Ben-Zvi, dressed in white with a black hat, was… More ▸

  • Israel President Leaves on State Visit to Burma; Plane Escorted by Jets

    President and Mrs. Itzhak Ben-Zvi left by E1 A1 plane today for Rangoon, for an official State visit to Burma. Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion flew to the airport in a helicopter to say farewell to the President. The President’s official party included Walter Eyltan, director-general of the Israel Foreign Ministry; and Brigadier Mordechai Limon, as… More ▸

  • President Ben-zvi of Israel Leaves Sunday on State Visit to Burma

    A pair of peacocks, birds traditionally symbolizing Burmese royalty, were presented today to President Izhak Ben-Zvi on the eve of his state visit to Burma by U Tin Maung Gyi, Burmese Minister to Israel. The President, who is leaving for Burma Sunday, will take an exchange gift to Burma of two white peacocks which are… More ▸

  • Iraq Backs Suez Blockade; Burma Appeals for Arab-israel Understanding

    Another Arab state currently at odds on other major issues with Egypt’s dictator Gamal Abdel Nasser, lined up firmly here today behind Nasser’s anti-Israel blockade of the Suez Canal. Hashim Jawad, Foreign Minister of Iraq, addressed the General Assembly this morning and declared on behalf of his country that “the inherent right of self-preservation and… More ▸

  • Israel President to Make State Visit to Burma ; Friendship Stressed

    President Ben Zvi will make a state visit to Burma, it was officially announced here today. He will be accompanied by high officials of the Foreign Ministry. The announcement said the visit would mark a new development in the long-standing bonds of friendship between the two nations. More ▸

  • Israel Seeks Partnership with Burma in Developing Growth of Timber

    Israeli experts are leaving for Burma next month, to investigate the possibility of an Israeli-Burmese partnership in the development of growth of timber that would be used by Israel for expansion of its plywood industry, according to an announcement here today. The Israeli plywood industry experts said, could double its exports if assured of sufficient… More ▸

  • Burma to Buy Uniforms from Israel; Private Firm Gets Order

    A private firm in Israel has received an order from the Government of Burma for uniforms, belts and other clothing for the Burmese army, it was learned today. No information on the cost of the transaction was available. A group of eight Burmese technicians and engineers arrived today in Israel for a tour of several… More ▸

  • Prime Minister of Burma Arrives in Israel; Met by Ben Gurion

    Bo Ne Win, Prime Minister of Burma, arrived in Israel tonight for an official state visit — the second head of the Burmese Government to visit this country. In 1955, the present Premier’s predecessor, U Nu, was a guest here. Prime Minister David Ben Gurion met Mr. Ne Win at Lydda Airport, where the Burmese… More ▸