Plans Announced to Cope with Increasing Israeli Crime
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Plans Announced to Cope with Increasing Israeli Crime

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Israeli Police Minister Shlomo Hillel has announced plans to prepare legislation for the Knesset to deal with the rising wave of armed robberies in Israel. The legislation would permit strong measures against those who have or use weapons in the pursuit of these crimes, he said.

At the same time, Israeli officials discussed ways of stiffening bank security in the face of mounting bank robberies. At a meeting between Moshe Zanbar, Governor of the Bank of Israel, Nitzav Shmuel Rosolio of the police, representatives of the communications ministry and bank associations, a number of preventative and deterrent procedures were brought up, among them a campaign to encourage public resistance to robberies. The proposals were submitted to committee of experts formed to work out the practical details of deterrent methods.

“Fiddler on the Roof,” which opened here Sept. 22,1964, and on June 24 became Broadway’s longest-running show with its 3225th performance, will close Sunday after 3242 showings. The previous record-holder was “Life With Father.”

Ninety-nine graduates of public high schools across the country received awards this month recognizing high achievement in Hebrew language and culture studies, it was reported Tuesday by Dr. Avraham Soltes, chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Hebrew Culture council. The awards–presented annually by the Council to graduates excelling in Hebrew courses that are part of public high schools’ regular foreign language curriculum–include “Ivrit” medals, United States Savings Bonds, honor certificates and–to the top student in each Hebrew class–gold “Ayin” pins.

There will be no Daily News Bulletin Tuesday July 4.

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