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Druze Leaders Tell U.S. Governor They Are Satisfied with Israel

June 13, 1956
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The Israel Government is helping the Druze community in Israel to become part of the nation without any feeling of being in a minority, Labib Barukhen, chairman of the municipal council of the Druze village of Isfiya, told Gov. George M. Leader of Pennsylvania today. Gov. Leader visited the village; the largest Druze village in this country, during his current tour of Israel.

Replying to the village mayor. Gov. Leader commented that he was highly impressed by the friendly relations among various segments of the Israel population. He noted that a similar situation had developed in the United States over the past few centuries, but stressed that Israel’s achievements in this field occurred over a short period.

Later in the day, the Histadrut gave a reception in Gov. Leader’s honor at Beilinson Hospital, near Tel Aviv. The Governor compared Israel with the United States and expressed the opinion that in Israel, like in the United States, intensive efforts would “bring fruits.”

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