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  • Half of Conservative Religious School Students Drop out After Bar Mitzvah, Survey Reveals

    A comprehensive study, “Continuation and Dropout in Conservative Congregational Schools,” revealed that 47 percent of the 973 students who observed their Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah in Conservative congregational schools in Los Angeles between September, 1965, and August, 1966, dropped their Jewish education after the Bar Mitzvah year. The study, published by the Jewish Federation-Council’s… More ▸

  • Tekoah Confers with Thant on Problems of Soviet Jews, General Assembly Session

    Prior to his departure for Israel tonight, Israeli Ambassador Yosef Tekoah met with Secretary General Thant this afternoon to discuss “the general political situation, especially the next General Assembly” and to present him with more petitions on behalf of freedom for Soviet Jews, sources here said today. The Assembly will convene the third week of… More ▸

  • Orthodox Leader Says ZOA ‘subverts’ Rescue Efforts for Soviet Jews

    The executive president of Agudath Israel of America charged today that Herman L. Weisman, president of the Zionist Organization of America, was “subverting rescue efforts for Russia’s Jews” by his “adamant refusal” to cease his opposition to a bill for 30,000 emergency visas for such Jews. Rabbi Moshe Sherer said Weisman’s stand “recalls bitter memories… More ▸

  • Ajcongress Leader Says Israel Faces Danger from Tensions Among Oriental Jews

    The Jewish majority in Israel faces the danger of developing its own internal minorities among “distinguishable Jewish segments,” the president of the American Jewish Congress warned last night. Rabbi Arthur J. Lelyveld of Cleveland, opening the four-day American-Israeli dialogue at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, said that the growing tension among Oriental Jews in Israel… More ▸

  • Several Thousand, Including Jewish Leftists, Hold Pro-palestinian Rally

    Several thousand people demonstrated here yesterday in favor of “Arab Palestine” and against King Hussein’s and General Nemeiry’s recent actions. The demonstration, which was called by the extreme leftist organization “Secours Rouge” (Red Help), was attended by French Left-Wing students and Arabs who reside in France. According to certain eyewitnesses, a small number of extreme… More ▸

  • Muskie Charges Administration Delaying Military Aid to Israel; Urges Policy Change

    Sen. Edmund S. Muskie charged today that the Nixon Administration was delaying “needed military assistance” to Israel in a “zig-zag” Middle East diplomacy of seeking “political leverage over Israel” and said it was “imperative” that the Administration “delay no longer” in selling Israel the additional Phantom jets which Israel has long requested. The Maine Democrat… More ▸

  • Leftwing Paper Changes Position on Palestinian Refugee Problem

    Nouvel Observateur, a leftist French weekly which has been consistently pro-Arab on Mideast issues, took the position for the first time today that a solution for the problem of the Palestinian refugees could be found through payment of financial compensation rather than forced repatriation. The weekly declared that such a solution was both adequate and… More ▸

  • Dayan Terms Transfer of Refugees ‘single Act’ Not Long-range Action

    Defense Minister Moshe Dayan stressed today that removal of refugees from some camps in the Gaza Strip was a “single act” necessitated by security reasons and in no sense a long-range action. Dayan made the comment in saying he disagreed with use of the term “thinning out” by Gen. Shlomo Gazit, the coordinator of activities… More ▸

  • Dayan: Israel Must Take Seriously Sadat’s Threat to Renew War Before Year-end

    Israelis should take “very seriously indeed” Egyptian President Anwar Sadat’s recent threat of launching war against Israel before the end of this year, Defense Minister Moshe Dayan declared last night in a televised interview. Noting that Sadat had already established a “record” of “shifting ultimatums,” Dayan argued that “in this case I think his threats… More ▸

  • West Bank Mayors May Be Allowed to Meet and Discuss Common Problems

    For the first time since the Six-Day War, mayors of West Bank cities and villages may be allowed to meet and discuss common problems, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned today from reliable sources. Their request for such a meeting was brought before the military authorities last week, and an answer is expected this week. All… More ▸