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Israel’s Departing Ambassador to Rome, Pope Paul Vi, in Exchange of Gifts

July 19, 1968
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Ambassador Ehud Avriel, Israel’s departing Ambassador to Italy, had a half-hour farewell audience with Pope Paul VI and presented the Pontiff with a gift of three antique oil lamps used in the rites of monotheistic faiths. The lamps date from First, Fourth and Eighth centuries of the Common Era. Mr. Avriel received in return a book describing the Pope’s visit to the Holy Land and a letter to President Zalman Shazar. Mrs. Avriel and the Ambassador’s daughters, Ruth and Attalia, received gold medals.

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