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  • Yugoslavia, India Differ with Arabs on Public Statement on ‘palestine’

    Differences of opinion with regard to the “Palestine question” developed at the conference of “neutral” nations here today between the United Arab Republic on the one hand and India, Yugoslavia and Burma on the other, as draft resolutions were being considered in closed sessions. India, Yugoslavia and Burma were reported today as opposing the suggestion… More ▸

  • Israel President Opens Talks on Cabinet Formation; Sees Party Leaders

    President Ben-Zvi opened formal consultations today with leaders of Israel’s political parties on the formation of a new Cabinet. He met today with leaders of the Mapai, Herut, the Liberals and the National Religious party. He will meet with representatives of the eight other parties, including two Arab groups, tomorrow and during the rest of… More ▸

  • Plastic Bomb Damages Home of Chief Rabbi in Paris; Son Injured

    A plastic bomb, believed to have been planted by extreme right-wing French terrorists opposed to President Charles de Gaulle’s Algerian policy, badly damaged the home of Chief Rabbi Jacob Kaplan here. Benjamin Kaplan, the Chief Rabbi’s eldest son, was injured slightly by flying glass. The Chief Rabbi himself and the rest of his family were… More ▸

  • Israel Cabinet Fails to Approve $42,200,000 Compulsory Savings Loan

    The outgoing Cabinet failed to act today on the request by the Treasury for approval of a 75, 000, 000-pound ($42,200,000) compulsory savings loan to finance absorption costs for Israel’s increased flow of immigration. At a special Cabinet meeting called today to consider the loan recommended Sunday by the Ministerial Economic Committee, Finance Minister Levi… More ▸

  • Golda Meir to Head Israel’s Delegation at U.N. General Assembly Session

    Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister, will again head the Israel delegation to the forthcoming session of the United Nations General Assembly, the outgoing Cabinet decided today. Mrs. Meir is expected to arrive in New York a day or two after Rosh Hashanah. The Assembly convenes September 19, on the eve of Yom Kippur. Other… More ▸

  • Z.O.A. Deplores ‘oppressive Discrimination’ Against Jews in Russia

    A resolution “deploring the continued denial to the Jews in the Soviet Union of the elementary rights to free religious and cultural expression, community organization, and contact with Jewish communities in other lands,” was adopted at the convention of the Zionist Organization of America. The resolution expressed hope that the Soviet Union “will put an… More ▸

  • Jewish Agency Settles Youth Aliyah Issue; Expands Classification Body

    The Jewish Agency executive, at a special meeting today devoted entirely to the current squabble over placement of Youth Aliyah wards from Orthodox backgrounds, decided to enlarge the committee handling classification of Youth Aliyah wards to include Orthodox representation. The decision was lauded by Chief Rabbi Nissim. In its statement, the executive gave its unqualified… More ▸

  • World Maccabiah Games Ended in Israel; U.S. Teams Win 58 Gold Medals

    Jewish athletes from the United States, competing against representatives from 25 other countries during the sixth world Maccabiah Games at the Ramat Gan Stadium near here, were counting up their honors today, and found they had come out with the most gold medals during the week-long contests that ended yesterday. United States teams garnered a… More ▸

  • So. African Zionists Settle Dispute on Financing Hebrew Education

    An anticipated controversy over financing of Jewish education in South Africa was settled amicably today by a compromise resolution approved at the current conference of the South African Zionist Federation. The conference had before it reports from two commissions named to investigate the fiscal crisis of South African Hebrew education–the Kuper Commission in Johannesburg and… More ▸

  • New York Mayor Proclaims ‘hebrew High School Week’ at City Hall

    Mayor Robert F. Wagner today proclaimed the week beginning September 11 as “Hebrew High School Week.” In City Hall ceremonies attended by city officials as well as officials of the Jewish Education Committee, Mayor Wagner noted in his proclamation that Hebrew High School education served to provide “the esprit-de-corps which teen-agers seek and offers a… More ▸