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  • Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Offers Grants for Next Year

    The Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture announced today it is offering its second annual program of scholarship and fellowship grants. Scholarship grants will be awarded for the academic year 1966-67 on a selective basis to graduate students engaged in the preparation of doctoral dissertations in a field of Jewish studies. Fellowships will be offered to… More ▸

  • Paris Rothschilds, Charging ‘gross Calumny,’ Sue French Author

    The French branch of the Rothschild family today sued Roger Peyrefitte for “gross calumny” in his book “The Jews,” which mentions the Rothschild family, allegedly in an unfavorable light. The three Rothschild plaintiffs, Baron Edmond, Baron Guy and Baronness Bethsabee, are asking for damages of 300, 000 francs ($60, 000) and the elimination of large… More ▸

  • Other News in Brief

    Martin Gang, an attorney and Jewish communal leader, was installed today as chairman of the board of regents of the Immaculate Heart College, becoming the first Jew to head the 50-year-old Catholic girls institution. Mr. Gang is active in the American Jewish Committee and the Jewish Federation-Council of Greater Los Angeles. More ▸

  • Israel to Build New Desalination Plant in Negev, Costing $2, 000, 000

    The Israel Finance Ministry approved today the Government’s participation in construction of a $2, 000, 000 desalination plant in the northern Negev. The United Nations Special Fund will finance 40 percent of the investment. The plant, to be located at Tzellim, about 15 miles from Beersheba, will use an electrodialytic method, instead of the freezing-evaporation… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Abrom Salomon, veteran Zionist and journalist, was elected president of the Manhattan region of the Zionist Organization of America at the region’s 22nd annual convention here, succeeding Julius Rosbach. The region comprises 16 chapters in New York City. More ▸

  • German Jesuit Sure of Vatican Approval of Document on Jews

    Final approval of the Ecumenical Council’s draft declaration on Catholic-Jewish relations has never been seriously endangered since the overwhelming majority vote of provisional approval last November, during the third Council session, a West German Jesuit leader said here today. Rev. H. Hirschmann, professor of the Jesuit order at Frankfurt University, declared at the German Bishops… More ▸

  • Israel Planning to Order $23, 000, 000 Worth of Ships in Britain

    An Israeli delegation will visit Britain at the end of this month to open negotiations for the construction in British shipyards of several ships for Israel, costing about $23, 000, 000, it was reported here today. The delegation is expected to be headed by A. Bar Zeev, director-general of the Israel Transport Ministry. The Somerfin… More ▸

  • Eshkol Reiterates Israel Will Use Atom for Peaceful Purposes Only

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol reiterated today Israel’s determination to use nuclear energy only for peaceful purposes. Addressing a reception at his home for delegates attending the second general assembly here of the Asian Press Organization, Mr. Eshkol stressed that Israel will use atomic energy for the desalination of sea water. He declined to comment, however,… More ▸

  • Israeli News Briefs

    Isser Harel (Halperin), the former head of Israel’s security establishment, who resigned in 1963 after differences with former Premier Ben-Gurion over the evaluation of the work of German scientists employed in Egypt, was today appointed special adviser to Prime Minister Levi Eshkol. He succeeds Zeev Sharef who is a Mapai-Achdut Avoda alignment candidate for the… More ▸

  • Experts See Arab Summit Pressure on Lebanese Water Diversionplan

    Experts on Arab relations predicted here today, as the Arab summit meeting at Casablanca moved into its first full day, that there would be renewed pressure on Lebanon to resume diversion work on Lebanese headwaters of the Jordan River as part of a general Arab plan to curtail water supplies for Israel’s Negev irrigation project…. More ▸