NEW YORK (May. 22)
Khalid Dahham al-Jawari, an Iraqi citizen, was indicted today in abstentia by a federal grand jury for the attempted bombing last March of the El Al freight terminal at Kennedy Airport and the Israel Discount Bank and First Israel Bank and Trust Co. of New York in mid-town Manhattan. In each instance explosive devices were found in rented cars that had been parked near the Israeli installations. Al Jawari has not been apprehended and is believed to have escaped to Europe.
Deputy Premier Yigal Allon said today that Israel has taken steps to alleviate the situation of Jews in Iraq and Syria but did not disclose the nature of the steps. Allon spoke in reply to questions at a meeting with high school students in Haifa.
The Bus and Cars Corp., an American firm, may enter into partnership shortly with the Israeli Ashdod Cars Co. to produce buses to meet Israel’s rapidly growing public transportation needs. The American firm has reportedly been given an order for 50 specially equipped buses for the Dan bus cooperative in Tel Aviv.