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  • Israel Cabinet Meets on Suez Situation; Ben Gurion Absent from Session

    The Israel Cabinet met today with Finance Minister Levi Eshkol presiding instead of Premier David Ben Gurion who refuses to sit at the same table with the four left-wing Cabinet members representing the Mapam and Achdut Avodah–the two parties which refused to support the government on the arms deal with Western Germany. The ultimatum given… More ▸

  • World Union for Progressive Judaism to Transfer Headquarters to U.S.

    The headquarters of the World Union for Progressive Judaism will be transferred from London to New York City in the near future, it was disclosed today at the eleventh world conference of the Union. The Hon. Miss Lily Montagu, delivering her final presidential address, thanked the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and its president, Dr…. More ▸

  • Present Coalition Cabinet Likely to Remain As Caretaker Government

    The likelihood that the present coalition Government would continue as a caretaker administration became a virtual certainty today after President Ben Zvi completed talks with representatives of all parties except the Communists. The President, who received deputations of the two left-wing parties, Achdut Avodah and Mapam, and Agudah and Poale Agudah today, reportedly came to… More ▸

  • Israeli Scientists Leave for East Africa to Study Volcanic Rocks

    A seven-man team of Israel geologists left today on an expedition to study volcanic rocks in a valley of East Africa extending through seven countries. The team was made up of two Hebrew University scientists, one Weizmann Institute expert and four members of the Israel Government’s Geological Survey. In the two to three month-expedition, the… More ▸

  • Eleven Policemen Injured in Haifa Riots; Arrested Rioters Released

    Quiet prevailed in Haifa today following the release this morning of a group of rioters who were arrested last Thursday after they damaged a number of stores and overturned and set fire to a number of cars in a slum quarter of this port city. However, steel-helmeted police still continued today to patrol the quarter…. More ▸

  • Representatives of Jewish, Israel Press Barred from Kozlov Conference

    Soviet First Deputy Premier Frol Kozlov returned to New York today from a tour throughout the United States and held a press conference at the headquarters of the Soviet delegation to the United Nations to which no representative of the Jewish and Israeli press was invited. Entrance to the conference was by invitation cards only…. More ▸

  • All Indemnification Claims Will Be Met in Rhine-westphalia on Deaille

    The indemnification deadline provided by law–March 31, 1963–will be met in North Rhine Westphalia, A. Dufhues, Minister of the Interior, told a press conference yesterday. He said that up to June 30 of this year, 193, 000 claims out of a total of 606, 000 had been processed. He estimated about 250, 000, 000 marks… More ▸

  • Sharett Leads Jews and Non-jews on Pilgrimage to Bergen Belzen Graves

    A group of Jewish and non-Jewish delegates to the Socialist International conference, led by former Israel Prime Minister Moshe Sharett, made a pilgrimage today to the mass graves at Bergen Belsen, the Nazi murder camp. Participants included Dr. S. Levenberg of London, Mrs. Barbara Castle, chairman of the British Labor Party delegation, four Ministers of… More ▸

  • 79 Jewish Communities Report Raising $52, 000, 000 in Spring Campaigns

    The Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds today reported that most Jewish community fund-raising drives are in their final stages and many have already been completed. As of June 19, the 79 communities reporting campaign results to the Council had raised $52, 049, 848 for overseas, national and local needs. This is 14.1 percent… More ▸

  • San Francisco Drive Reaches $2, 012, 000; Record Total Expected

    A total of $2, 012, 000 in contributions to the 1959 Jewish Welfare Federation campaign of San Francisco was announced by Melvin Swig, general chairman, as the drive continued into its final clean-up phase. He said the new total included $1, 438, 000 for the regular campaign, $475,000 for the United Jewish Appeal immigration program,… More ▸