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  • Cultural, Recreational Center for Orthodox Jews to Be Established

    Ramat Shapiro, a cultural and recreational center for Orthodox Jews to be established at the village of Beit Meir near Jerusalem, was described here today by Rabbi Jacob Vainstein, chairman of the Religious Council of Jerusalem and of the Ramat Shapiro public council. Rabbi Vainstein, who is enroute to the United States, told the Jewish… More ▸

  • Soviets Crack Down on Jews Seeking Emigration; Arrest Leading Activist

    An authoritative foreign source confirmed to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today that Soviet authorities arrested earlier this month one of the leading activists for Jewish emigration rights. The activist is Ruth Alexandrovitch, 24, of Riga, who has signed several petitions on behalf of Soviet Jews seeking to leave for Israel. Reports on the arrest were… More ▸

  • 46 Congressmen Express Concern over Treatment of Soviet Jews

    A bi-partisan group of 46 Congressmen has expressed concern over the treatment of Russian Jewry in a letter to Soviet Ambassador Anatoly F. Dobrynin. The letter, made public today by Rep. Gilbert Guide, a Maryland Republican, referred to reports that Soviet Jews are denied the religious and cultural rights accorded other minorities in the USSR…. More ▸

  • Attitude of Palestinian Arabs Toward Israel Changed by Jordan Strife

    The Mother Superior of a convent in East Jerusalem discussed the attitudes of Palestinian Arabs toward Israelis here today and asserted that the recent civil war in Jordan may have been a “turning point” but whether for good or ill remains to be seen. Mother Aline, who is on sabbatical leave from the Ecce Homo… More ▸

  • Art Exhibition Opens As Part of Israel-latin American Cultural Exchange

    An exhibition by the Panamanian painter, Adriano Herrerabarria, will open tonight at the art gallery of the Jewish Agency, under the auspices of the United Nations Delegation of Panama and the Israel-Ibero American Cultural Institute. It will continue through November 7th. The exhibition, which will be officially inaugurated by Panama’s President Demetrio B. Lakas, is… More ▸

  • Eban Warns Egypt, Soviet Union Not to Tamper with Resolution 242

    Foreign Minister Abba Eban warned Egypt and the Soviet Union today that they would be “ill advised” to try to tamper with the United Nations Security Council’s Resolution 242 of Nov. 22, 1967 which outlines the basis for settlement of the Arab-Israel conflict. Addressing a press conference for foreign newsmen, Mr. Eban noted that a… More ▸

  • Rogers Confers with Mrs. Meir; Security Council Schedules Closed Session

    Secretary of State William P. Rogers met with Premier Golda Meir of Israel for an hour this morning at her Waldorf Astoria suite. According to informed sources, Mr. Rogers briefed her on his meeting last night with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko. The Rogers-Meir meeting took place as an announcement was made at the United… More ▸

  • Succah on Brooklyn College Campus Vandalized, Daubed with Swastika

    One of the two succahs erected at Brooklyn College in celebration of the Feast of the Tabernacles was toppled over by unknown persons late Sunday or early yesterday. In addition, a swastika was daubed on it and the vandals stole paintings and other artifacts used as decorations. The succah was situated in the center area… More ▸

  • No Thaw in Rogers-gromyko Talks; U.S. Backing Down on Rectifications

    The United States and the Soviet Union appeared to be as far apart as ever on a solution of the Middle East cease-fire impasse following last night’s working meeting between Secretary of State William P. Rogers and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko. According to well informed sources, there is no agreement at the moment and… More ▸