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  • 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 ▸

  • Aj Congress Officials Picket Soviet Mission to Dramatize Plight of Soviet Jews

    Five national officers of the American Jewish Congress picketed for an hour today across the street from the Soviet Mission to the United Nations to demonstrate “solidarity” with Soviet Jewry. The protesters, who fasted for the day, convened on the steps of the Park East Synagogue, bearing placards demanding equity for Soviet Jews. They read… More ▸

  • No Decision Reached by U.S. on Granting Credits in Specific Amounts to Israel

    A State Department source said today that the United States government has not reached a decision on the granting of credits in any specific amount to Israel although it has a program of grants under consideration. The State Department was questioned by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today in connection with reports from Jerusalem that the… More ▸

  • Israel Will Not Release Two Algerians, Contrary to Earlier Reports

    Contrary to earlier reports, Israel will not release two Algerian nationals detained here since August 14 as a reciprocal gesture for the release of the last of the hijacked airline passengers held by Arab terrorists in Jordan, a Foreign Ministry official said last night. Shimon Amir, deputy director general of the Ministry said in a… More ▸

  • Fire Destroys 6000 Hebrew, Yiddish Books in Australian Jewish Cultural Center

    Detectives of the arson squad are investigating a fire at the Kadimah Library of the Jewish Cultural Center here that destroyed 6000 valuable Hebrew and Yiddish books. Most of the volumes were over a century old and considered irreplaceable. The collection had been assembled from all over the world during the 60 years since the… More ▸