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  • 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 ▸

  • Sisco, Mrs. Meir Hold Discussion for Three Hours; No Conflict Reported

    A three-hour meeting today between Premier Golda Meir and United States Assistant Secretary of State Joseph J. Sisco was conducted in a “practical, open and friendly atmosphere,” according to so official communique. Foreign Ministry officials declined to discuss the atmosphere of the talks, but conceded that the word “frank,” not used in the communique, usually… More ▸

  • Security Forces Intensify Campaign Against Terrorist Bases in Gaza Strip

    Israeli officials reported today that a stepped-up campaign by Israeli security forces, aimed at terrorist bases in the Gaza Strip, was the probable reason for a complete absence of grenade attacks since an explosion last Friday morning at the Gaza branch office of Bank Leumi. The officials said that in the new tactic the units… More ▸

  • Group Established to Prevent Abuse of Rabbis by Congregations

    A 36-year-old New York Orthodox rabbi said today that the fledgling Independent Rabbinate of America, of which he is director, was created to function as a professional organization in seeking to prevent abuses of rabbis by congregations, rather than as a labor union. Rabbi L. Martin Kaplan, who now holds a pulpit here and who… More ▸

  • Former Soviet Jewish Prisoners Rally in Solidarity with Jews Still in USSR

    More than 100 Jews–all once held in Soviet jails for Zionist activities and now living in Israel–staged a demonstration at the Western Wall last night in solidarity with their brethren still in the USSR. The demonstration was held as Tisha b’Av, the day commemorating the destruction of the Second Temple 1901 years ago, came to… More ▸

  • Former Pogromist Named As Member of Polish Council of State

    Boleslaw Piasecki, newly named as a member of the Council of State in Poland was one of the leaders of the Fascist and anti-Semitic “Phalanga” organization, the French weekly “Nouvel Observateur” revealed here today. The Council of State is the highest ruling body of Poland. The “Phalanga” was active in Poland in the years 1934-1939…. More ▸

  • 400 Jewish Teenagers Participating in Federally-funded Summer Program

    Some 400 Jewish teenagers from poor families in New York City are participating in an eight-week federally-funded Neighborhood Youth Corps program administered by Torah Umesorah, officials of the National Society for Hebrew Day Schools reported today. The 415 teenagers enrolled in the program for the months of July and August are working at least 27… More ▸

  • Municipal Hospital Doctors in Tel Aviv, Haifa Close Clinics in Sympathy Strike

    The physicians in the municipal hospital here and Haifa closed their clinics and limited their patients to emergency cases in solidarity with the continuing strike by the government hospital physicians. The Health Ministry deplored the move. But the doctors planned to close all sick-fund institutions next Sunday, at which time 16,000 workers–all the personnel there… More ▸

  • 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 ▸