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  • 30 Congressional Candidates Agree U.S. Must Continue to Aid Israel

    Thirty congressional candidates from New York agreed yesterday that the United States must maintain Israel’s strength through continued economic and military support in order to thwart Soviet attempts to dominate the Middle East. The 30, who are seeking election or re-election to seats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives next month, attended a… More ▸

  • State Department Says Egyptian Leaders Interested in Continuation of Truce

    The State Department said today that Egyptian leaders have expressed interest in a continuation of the 90-day Suez Canal zone cease-fire beyond its Nov. 6 expiration date. Department spokesman John King said the interest was conveyed to Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Elliot Richardson who headed the U.S. delegation representing President Nixon at the… More ▸

  • College Studies Program Launched by American Association for Jewish Education

    A project to develop materials in Jewish studies to be used in public high schools and colleges throughout the United States has been undertaken by the American Association for Jewish Education, the national coordinating agency for Jewish education in the U.S. The project was announced by Robert H. Arnow, president of the AAJE, following authorization… More ▸

  • Jarring Mission Still Alive; General Assembly Committee to Discuss Hijacking Control

    United Nations and United States spokesmen continued today to assert that the Middle East peace mission of Dr. Gunnar V. Jarring was still alive despite its suspension. A UN spokesman said the mission had merely been “temporarily postponed” by Dr. Jarring’s two-week return to Moscow, and that any pertinent developments here–that is, any move toward… More ▸

  • 19 Southern Georgia Communities Respond to United Jewish Appeal

    Nineteen southern Georgia communities that had not previously been fully explored as sources of contributions to the United Jewish Appeal have been tapped in recent days. The towns are Alma, Bainbridge, Baxley, Camilla, Cordele, Cuthbert, Douglas, Dublin, Edison, Fitzgerald. Hazelhurst, Hawkinsville, McRae, Nashville, Ocilla, Swainsboro, Tifton and Albany. "As Jews in America," said drive chairman… More ▸

  • Quiet Week Along Israel-jordan Border; Incidents Down Along Other Borders

    Last week was the quietest week along the Israeli-Jordanian border in some time. Not a single incident was reported during the last week of the Jewish New Year and the next three days, or through noon today. There were, however, two incidents along the Lebanese border, compared with one the previous week, and six in… More ▸

  • N.Y. Committee for State of Israel Bonds Launches Fall Campaign; Eban Main Speaker

    Israel’s Foreign Minister Abba Eban will be the principal speaker tomorrow night at a dinner sponsored by the Greater New York Committee for State of Israel Bonds. The dinner, at the Plaza Hotel, will open the Committee’s 1970 Fall campaign. Nine New York business leaders will be accorded special tribute for their participation in the… More ▸

  • Israel Spurns Deal with El Fatah for Return of Kidnapped Night Watchman

    The Israeli government has turned down an offer by El Fatah to free an Israeli watchman they kidnapped ten months ago in exchange for a number of convicted Arab terrorists serving sentences in Israeli jails, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned today from reliable sources. According to the source, El Fatah offered to release 54-year-old Shmuel… More ▸

  • Wexler Praises Nixon for Holding Firm on Release of Hijacked Victims

    President Nixon was praised by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations for “steadfast leadership” in the successful effort to free hostages aboard airliners hijacked by Arab terrorists last month. Dr. William Wexler, chairman of the group, said in a letter to the White House that President Nixon’s “insistence that all the hostages… More ▸

  • Jordan River Bridges Reopened by Jordanian Authorities

    Jordanian authorities today re-opened the Allenby and Damiya bridges spanning the Jordan River which they had shut down last Friday, blocking traffic from the West Bank. Traffic today was sparse however because there was no advance notice that the bridges would be open. Israeli officials said that as far as they were concerned, the bridges… More ▸