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  • 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 ▸

  • Arnow Announces Appointment of Polakoff As JTA Washington Bureau Chief

    Robert H. Arnow, president of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, announced today the appointment of Joseph Polakoff as JTA’s Washington bureau chief. In addition to his daily assignments covering the State Department, the White House and Congress, Mr. Polakoff will also write a weekly column, “Capital Spotlight,” and report on the Washington Jewish community. Mr. Arnow… More ▸

  • An Estimated 48 Sam Missile Batteries Moved into Truce Zone

    Israeli sources estimate that the Egyptians have introduced 48 SAM missile batteries into the Suez cease-fire zone since the Aug. 7 truce and have prepared enough launching sites to accommodate up to 1000 missiles. The estimate was calculated on the basis of the number of complaints of Egyptian cease-fire violations lodged by Israel with the… More ▸