1973: Israel Accepts Egypt’s Request on Small Issue

JERUSALEM, Nov. 20 (AP) — Israel’s Maj. Gen. Aharon Yariv and Lt. Gen. Mohammed Gamasy met yesterday in another round of talks at the cease-fire line, to discuss the complex problem of troop withdrawal.

Gen. Gamasy had one small request for Gen. Yariv — to get the Israeli-based press to spell his name with an “s” not a “z.”

Gen. Yariv told newsmen later that he was happy to help his Egyptian counterpart, and sure enough, the military spokesman in Tel Aviv issued an advisory to the press suggesting the name be spelled “Gamasy,” not “Gamazy.”

— The International Herald Tribune, Nov. 21, 1973