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  • Israel’s Destroyers Prepared for Anti-submarine Action, Commander Says

    Israel’s destroyers are prepared for anti-submarine action, Lt, Col. Itzhak Dvir, commander of the destroyer “Haifa,” revealed today. Lt. Col. Dvir, whose vessel is the former Egyptian ship Ibrahim el Awal, said that all Israeli destroyers are equipped with anti-submarine weapons and devices and that the navy is carrying out anti-submarine exercises and training. Israeli… More ▸

  • Iraq Will Continue to Boycott Israel, Baghdad Government Announces

    Refuting Egyptian allegations that Iraq is softening its attitude toward Israel, the Iraqi radio said today that the Baghdad Government “did not and will not attend any regional conference in which Israel participates, thus complying with its well-known nationalist policy and the unified decision of the Arab League.” The broadcast stressed that “the Iraqi Government’s… More ▸

  • American-israel Trade Totals $34,991,500 in First Quarter of 1957

    American-Israel trade totalled $34,991,500 in the first three months of 1957, an increase of more than 10 percent over the parallel period in 1956, the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce reported today. United States exports to Israel totalled $30,300,000, as compared with $26,130,000 in the first three months of the previous year. American imports from Israel… More ▸

  • Israel Reveals Names of Officials Who Contacted Arab Refugees

    Details of recent meetings between Israeli officials and representatives of Arab refugees which took place in Europe, evidently in Rome, were revealed here today by official circles. Three weeks ago Ezra Danin, a special adviser on Arab affairs in the Foreign Ministry, returned from Rome after making contact with the Arabs. A week ago, Joseph… More ▸

  • Rabbi Friedman Reports on U. J. A. Plans at Jewish Agency Session

    Rabbi Herbert Friedman, executive vice president of the United Jewish Appeal, reported at the plenary session of the Jewish Agency here today on the success of the UJA campaign this year. He also reported on plans to speed the tempo of the 1958 campaign and to inaugurate this September nationwide “goodwill tours” which will, within… More ▸

  • Plot to Assassinate Ex-premier Sharett Revealed at Trial in Israel

    Testimony concerning a bizarre one-man plot to assassinate former Premier Moshe Sharett for having allegedly handed over a Hungarian Jew to the British as a German spy was heard in court here today during the trial of three men charged with the murder of Dr. Israel Kastner, controversial figure in the Jewish community of wartime… More ▸

  • Rabbi Freehof Conducts Assembly of U.S. Jewish Chaplains in Europe

    Jewish chaplains from Army and Air Force units through-out Europe convened here for an assembly conducted by Rabbi Solomon B. Freehof, of Pittsburgh, who came to Germany on behalf of the Department of Defense and the National Jewish Welfare Board. He is a past president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. After the assembly,… More ▸

  • Jerusalem Police Ordered to Prevent Transportation on Sabbath

    The Jerusalem Chief of Police, Levi Abrahami, was ordered today by the Prime Minister’s office to prevent the use of unlicensed trucks to transport passengers on the Sabbath from Jerusalem to the beaches and the countryside. During the summer months parties of hikers and bathers have used trucks for that purpose because buses do not… More ▸

  • B’rith Abraham Convention Lauds Z. O. A.; Elects Spooner As Grand Master

    Leo S. Spooner, member of the administrative committee of the American Jewish Congress, was elected grand master of the fraternal order B’rith Abraham at the 70th annual convention of the order. The convention adopted a resolution expressing “identification with the struggle for a secure and strong Israel” and sent greetings to the Zionist Organization of… More ▸