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  • 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 ▸

  • U.S. Defense Department to Ignore Request of Council for Judaism

    The United States Defense Department gave notice today that, for the time being, it is not revising its official “Pocket Guide to the Middle East” in a manner demanded by the anti-Zionist American Council for Judaism. The notification was sent by Edward L. Katzenbach, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Education, to Beinesh Epstein,… More ▸

  • Unity Reached Among General Zionists in Argentina; Body Formed

    A unified General Zionists provisional executive was formed here today as a result of the July world conference for General Zionist unity. The new unified executive is comprised of Dr. Marcos Vodovotz and Herzl Gesang, co-chairmen; Abraham Polakof and Dr. Israel Yagupsky, vice chairmen; Meir Muchnik and Schalom Hayman, general secretaries; and David Rogovsky and… More ▸

  • Y. Klinov, Noted Jewish Journalist, Dies in Jerusalem; Was 73

    Yashayahu Klinov, a noted newspaperman, died here today at the age of 73 after a long illness. Born in Golovesnk, Russia, he began work as a journalist at an early age, writing for Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian periodicals. After the Russian revolution, he went to Berlin where he worked as a correspondent of the Morgen… More ▸

  • Israel Cabinet Gets Proposal to Widen Its Aid to African Lands

    Agriculture Minister Moshe Dayan today submitted a proposal to the Cabinet providing for the extension and improvement of Israel’s agricultural assistance to the developing African countries by sending young Israeli experts with no families to work in isolated regions where the aid is needed most. His proposal will be discussed at a session of the… More ▸

  • Rabbi Hager, Known As Vishnitzer Rebbe. Dies in Haifa; Was 69

    Rabbi Baruch Hager, the Rebbe of Vishnitz, died here today after a long illness at the age of 69. Rabbi Hager arrived in Israel in 1947 and established for his followers Ramat Vishnitz, a quarter in this city on the slope of Mount Carmel. He was a member of the Council of Sages of Agudat… More ▸