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  • 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 ▸

  • British Board of Deputies Concerned by Humane Society’s Anti-shechita Campaign

    The Board of Deputies of British Jews announced yesterday that it “is giving urgent and serious consideration” to a campaign launched by a humane society against shechita — the Jewish ritual slaughtering of cattle and poultry. A statement by Michael Fidler, Board of Deputies president, said the campaign sought “to deprive the Jewish community of… More ▸

  • Sasson Will Propose Cancellation of Seizures of East Jerusalem Arab-owned Shops

    Police Minister Eliahu Sasson promised yesterday that he would recommend at the next Cabinet meeting that the confiscation of 15 Arab-owned shops and restaurants in East Jerusalem be cancelled. He made the promise in return for pledges by Moslems and Christian religious leaders and businessmen of East Jerusalem that they would do their best to… More ▸

  • First Volume of Weizmann Letters and Papers Published in Britain

    The first volume of “The Letters and Papers of Chaim Weizmann,” a multi-volume project covering the career of Zionism’s foremost diplomat of the 1920s and 1930s and the first President of Israel, was published in an English edition here today by the Oxford University Press. The volume covers the period from 1885 to 1902 and… More ▸

  • 5 Americans Elected to Jewish Agency Executive in Keeping with WZO Decision

    Five prominent American Jews were elected to the Jewish Agency today in compliance with a decision by the 27th World Zionist Congress to expand the executive by five members who are not affiliated with any Zionist party. The new members are Prof. Simon Greenberg, vice-chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America; Prof. Benjamin Halpern,… More ▸

  • Foreign Investment Projects Discussed at Follow-up of Economic Conference

    Foreign investment projects in Israel were the main topic of discussion at a meeting of Israeli and foreign businessmen and financiers that opened here yesterday. The meeting is a follow-up to the World Economic Conference held here last June at the initiative of Prime Minister Levi Eshkol. Many of the undertakings under review today originated… More ▸

  • Rabbi Max Kirshblum Feted by Jewish Agency, Going to Israel to Take Up New Post

    Rabbi Max Kirshblum, since 1956 a member of the Executive of the American Section of the Jewish Agency as head of its Aliyah and Torah Education and Culture departments, was guest of honor at a reception yesterday given by the Jewish Agency on the occasion of his becoming an “oleh” (immigrant). Rabbi and Mrs. Kirshblum… More ▸