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  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸