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  • 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 ▸

  • Dr. Goldmann Confirms He Sought Approval to Meet with Palestinian Representative

    Dr. Nahum Goldmann confirmed today that he had recently asked Premier Golda Meir for approval of a meeting between himself and a representative of the Palestinian liberation movement. Mrs. Meir disclosed in a television interview last Friday that Dr. Goldmann had approached her in connection with a meeting with a prominent Arab personality. Asked if… More ▸

  • Israel Charges Dead Israeli Pilot Was Tortured, Mutilated by Egyptians

    Israel today accused Egyptian personnel of murdering an Israeli fighter pilot who bailed out safely over Egyptian territory after his jet was shot down by ground fire last Aug. 3. The Israeli charge, contained in a complaint filed with the International Red Cross, states that the remains of Lt. Moshe Goldwasser indicated to Israeli medical… More ▸