Eliahu Ben-Elissar, Israel’s first Ambassador to Egypt, returned home Tuesday night after resigning his post to allow him to run in the election to the Knesset.
Under Israel’s election law, would-be candidates serving in civil service, army or police posts must resign at least 100 days before the poll. With elections to take place on June 30, the 100-day countdown begins March 22.
Meanwhile, reports from Cairo today said the Israeli pavilion at the Cairo international Trade Fair continued to be a great attraction. Two symposia held in the pavilion today — on plant disease and irrigation methods — drew large crowds of participants. The influential October magazine today published a five-page colored supplement of Israeli advertisements, the first time ever in an Egyptian publication.
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