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Israel Cabinet to Discuss Soblen’s Application for Entry Visa

July 27, 1962
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The Israel Cabinet will hold a full discussion at its regular Sunday session on Dr. Robert Soblen’s application for an entry visa under the Law of the Return. No decision is expected before then, it was indicated today.

The Cabinet will also consider a plea by the convicted American spy for conditional entry until the issue of his ultimate status is decided, an alternative suggested by his Israeli lawyer, Aryeh Ankorion.

The issue was placed on the Sunday agenda at the request of Interior Minister Moshe Shapiro after the Minister held inconclusive talks on the subject with other members of the Government. Dr. Soblen is now in Brixton prison in London recovering from a suicide attempt on the plane on which he was expelled from Israel on July 1. A British court today rejected his appeal for permission to remain in England.

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