MIDDLE EAST: Mission to Bucharest

Never before had an Israeli Premier been able to worship with fellow Jews in a Communist country. Last week, during an official visit to Rumania, Premier Golda Meir took time out to attend a synagogue service with 1,500 of Bucharest's 50,000 Jews. "We have problems in Israel," she told them in Yiddish, "but it is better to have problems in your own land than to be without a land of your own." After the 2½-hr. service, Mrs. Meir broke away momentarily from her Rumanian bodyguard outside the synagogue to exchange Sabbath greetings with some of the thousands of Jews...

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