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  • Jordanians Fire on Israeli Positions — Took 24-hour Break, Possibly for U.S. Elections

    A 30-minute exchange of fire took place near the Damiyah Bridge where Jordanian units began shelling Israeli positions last night after a 24-hour hiatus. Israelis returned the fire and reported no casualties. A military spokesman attributed the relatively long period of quiet to Jordanian interest in the American election returns. They resumed firing as soon… More ▸

  • Israel Says Jarring Mission ‘not Dead,’ Believes Egypt Wants It to Continue

    Foreign Ministry circles said here today that the peace-seeking mission of the United Nations special emissary to the Middle East, Dr. Gunnar V. Jarring, is “not dead” despite certain claims to the contrary from Cairo. They expressed belief that Egypt is not really interested in having Ambassador Jarring end his efforts now and that the… More ▸

  • Israel, Arabs in Sharp Exchanges During UN Committee’s Debate on Apartheid

    Acrimonious exchanges between Israel and several Arab delegations continued in the General Assembly’s Special Political Committee yesterday as Arab representatives used the debate on apartheid to draw analogies between South Africa’s policies and alleged aggressive intentions of Israel. Taha al-Daoud, the Iraqi representative, charged that Israel was following the example of South Africa and threatening… More ▸

  • Heinemann Says Social Democrats Will Seek Postponement of Statute of Limitations

    West Germany’s Minister of Justice, Dr. Gustav Heinemann, said on his arrival here that his Social Democratic Party would take the initiative shortly to postpone the effective date of the statute of limitations on war crimes prosecutions or to abolish the statute altogether. Dr. Heinemann, who is visiting Israel as a guest of the Government,… More ▸

  • Eshkol Congratulates Nixon; New President Regarded As Friend of Israel

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol cabled congratulations yesterday to President-elect Richard M. Nixon and extended warm wishes for successful leadership “not only of the great American nation but of all forces of freedom throughout the world.” Mr. Eshkol said that he retained “fond memories of our meetings in Jerusalem and in New York, of your dedication… More ▸

  • Former Ss Man Gets Six Years’ Imprisonment for Ordering Deaths of 140

    A Dusseldorf jury today sentenced a former SS man. Horst Huhn, to six years’ imprisonment at hard labor and five years’ loss of civil rights for ordering the deaths of 140 Jews, mostly women and children, in the Kiev district of the Ukraine in 1941. Huhn commanded an “Einsatzkommando” group. Three former non-commissioned officers of… More ▸

  • Dayan Proposes Creation of Single Economic Unit from Gaza to Jerusalem

    Defense Minister Moshe Dayan proposed yesterday the creation of a single economic unit stretching from Gaza to Jerusalem and including Beersheba and the West Bank town of Hebron in which all inhabitants would share public services, utilities and water resources. Gen. Dayan spoke at a meeting of the Beersheba Labor Council. He said Israelis should… More ▸