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Extradition Treaty Between Israel and U.S. Becomes Effective

December 10, 1963
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The extradition treaty between Israel and the United States went into effect today following a ceremony of an exchange of protocols at the office of Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister.

Mrs. Meir and American Ambassador Walworth Barbour exchanged the protocols. The American protocol had been signed by President Kennedy on October 29, one of the last international treaties he signed before his assassination, the envoy said.

The treaty provides for extradition of persons wanted for such crimes as murder, rape, assault, abortions, desertion of dependents, embezzlement, fraud, bribery, forgery, counterfeiting, perjury, arson, smuggling and similar violations. Political crimes are specifically excluded and what constitutes a political crime in a particular case is to be decided by the extraditing country.

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