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  • Knesset Welcomes Lifting of Travel Restrictions for Israeli Arabs

    Opposition party leaders welcomed today the announcement by Premier Levi Eshkol that travel permits for Arabs in most areas under military government would be abolished but added that the Government should have abolished military government entirely. The demand for total abolition of military government was made by Menahem Beigin of Herut, Elimelich Rimalt of the… More ▸

  • Adenauer Thanks Dr. Goldmann for Confidence on Reparations Payments

    Dr. Konrad Adenauer, the retired Chancellor of the West German Government, today sent a cable to Dr. Nahum Goldmann, chairman of the Jewish Claims Conference, thanking him for the understanding and confidence displayed in connection with West Germany’s reparations payments to Jewish victims of Nazism. The cable read: “I thank you most sincerely for the… More ▸

  • Israel States Its View at U. N. on Suspension of Nuclear Tests

    Israel advised the United Nations that the thaw in East-West relations resulting from the limited nuclear test ban treaty will not of itself guarantee world peace unless steps were also taken to eliminate “regional tensions.” Without naming the Arab states surrounding Israel and their hostility to the Jewish State, the Israeli delegate, Gideon Rafael, told… More ▸

  • Jewish Bank in Buenos Aires Raises Its Capital to $1,000,000

    The Commercial Bank of Buenos Aires, a 46-year-old banking firm financed mainly with Jewish capital, announced today the bank’s capital had been raised to about $1,000,000 and would shortly be raised to $2,000,000. To achieve the higher capitalization, a group of new stockholders had been added to the board of directors. They include Saul Patrich,… More ▸

  • Israel Protests at U. N. the Elimination of Human Rights Session

    Israel protested here today against a previous decision by the United Nations to eliminate a session of the Human Rights Commission for 1964. The Economic and Social Council, parent body of the commission, decided at the last ECOSOC meeting in Geneva in June to eliminate the 1964 Human Rights Commission meeting for budgetary reasons. Discussing… More ▸

  • U. J. A. Women Send 20-member Study Mission to Europe and Israel

    Twenty leaders of the United Jewish Appeal National Women’s Division departed today for a three-week survey of UJA-financed welfare and aid programs in Europe and Israel. Members of this Eighth Annual UJA Women’s Division Study Mission are all active in community campaigns throughout the country which allocate the major portion of their annual proceeds to… More ▸

  • Eshkol Calls for Mutual Respect on Religious Issues in Israel

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol today called for mutual understanding and respect and warned against the danger of a split within the nation over religious issues. Addressing the groundbreaking ceremonies for a new cultural hall at Yad Binyamin settlement, named for the late Poalei Agudat Israel Cabinet Minister Binyamin Mintz, the Premier said: “The fact that… More ▸

  • King of Belgium Receives J. N. F. Delegation; Presented with Scroll

    King Daudouin of Belgium received in audience at his Palace today a delegation of Jewish National Fund leaders currently attending the JNF European conference here. The delegation, which was as companied by Israel Ambassador Amiel Najar, was headed by Yaakov Tsur, JNF world chairman, and included: Professor Leblanc, president of the Belgian-Israel Friendship League; P.N…. More ▸

  • Hassidic Rebbe Reverses Decision to Leave Israel; Cancels Trip

    Rabbi Yekutiel Halberstam, the Rebbe of Klausenberg, who announced yesterday that he planned to leave Israel permanently because of continued strife over Sabbath violations in Jerusalem, reversed himself today and will remain in Israel. The Hassidic leader, who settled in Israel four years ago with a group of his followers, changed his mind about returning… More ▸

  • Employees Strike in New York Federation Ends; Agreement Reached

    Some 250 clerical and professional employees of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Greater New York returned to work today after an agreement on a new two-year contract ended a strike which began last Friday. The chief issue in the dispute–a demand by the employees for a union shop–was settled by a provision in the… More ▸