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  • 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 ▸

  • News Brief

    Dr. Martin Buber, the late Hebrew University professor and eminent philosopher, willed $3, 330 to the university for the purpose of setting up a scholarship fund for Arab students. The contents of his will were made public today. More ▸

  • Jewish Journalists Denied Accreditation at Casablanca Session

    A number of Moroccan Jewish Journalists who wanted to cover the Arab summit conference, which opened here last night, were refused accreditation, it was learned today. No explanation for the refusal was given by conference officials. Two of the barred journalists were Andre Azoulay and Victor Malka. More ▸

  • News Brief

    The Tel Aviv Hilton, said to be the largest hotel in the Middle East, was formally opened here today. Owned by Israel Hotels International, the 446-room hotel is managed by Hilton Hotels. More ▸

  • Israel Names Rest of Delegation to Unted Nations General Assemdly

    An Israeli judge, whose participation required special approval of both the Minister of Justice and the president of the Supreme Court, and four diplomats and Foreign Ministry officials, were today named as alternate delegates on the Israeli delegation to the United Nations General Assembly, opening on September 21. The top members of the delegation, to… More ▸

  • News Brief

    The Mekorot Water Company said today it would spend 103, 000, 000 pounds ($34, 000, 000) on water development projects during the coming year, half of it to complete the National Water Carrier project. The project taps the Jordan River to irrigate Israel’s northern Negev section. It was also announced that water was discovered through… More ▸