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  • Dayan Assumes Full Responsibility for the Interception of Arab Plane

    Defense Minister Moshe Dayan assumed full responsibility today for the Israeli Air Force intercepting an Arab-owned jetliner and forcing it to land in Israel. Speaking at a midnight press conference at his home, Dayan said Friday night’s action was part of Israel’s struggle against terrorism, a struggle which he said other nations were reluctant to… More ▸

  • Urge Naming Plaza for Naphtali Imber, Author of “hatikvah”

    The New York City Housing Authority has been asked to name a new plaza in a city housing project on Manhattan’s Lower East Side project in memory of Naphtali Imber, author of “Hatikvah.” The plaza is directly across the street from the site of a residence where Imber lived. The request was made by Hank… More ▸

  • Lebanon Calls for Special Security Council Session

    An urgent session of the Security Council will be held tomorrow afternoon to take up a complaint by Lebanon against Israel for diverting an Arab airliner. A formal request for the session was issued by Lebanon’s Ambassador Edouard Ghorra. Lebanon’s request was approved after informal consultations among the 15 members of the Security Council showed… More ▸

  • Reid: Fewer Soviet Jews Will Be Allowed to Emigrate This Year

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Congressman Ogden Reid (D. N.Y.), said here that the climate of fear among Soviet Jews is increasing and that he believes fewer will be permitted to emigrate this year than last year. Speaking yesterday at a reception on behalf of the Israel-U.S. Society, Reid said he based his statement on… More ▸

  • Israel Does Not Expect U.S. Veto in Security Council

    Israeli political circles expressed-serious doubt about the possibility of an American veto of a possible anti-Israel Security Council resolution on the interception affair. They added, however, that in view of the failure of the United Nations Ad Hoc Committee on International Terrorism to come up with any concrete actions, the U.S. and other countries may… More ▸

  • Polish Documents Incriminate Former Concentration Camp Guard

    Documents incriminating former concentration camp guard Hermine Braunsteiner-Ryan have been delivered to West German authorities by the Polish Commission for the Investigation of Nazi Crimes, it was announced here. Mrs. Ryan, now held in a Duesseldorf jail, was extradited from the U.S. last week. Due to be cross-examined by a Duesseldorf public prosecutor this week,… More ▸

  • France. Britain Rap Israel

    The French Government last night released a communique branding the interception of a Middle East Airline jetliner by Israeli fighters “as an act to be condemned.” The official statement also stressed that such actions will “worsen Middle East tension” and moreover present a danger to international civil aviation. French diplomats in Western capitals have been… More ▸

  • Maurice Bisgyer. Retired B’nai B’rith Official, Dies at 75

    Maurice Bisgyer, who as executive vice-president of B’nai B’rith for 27 years had helped direct the worldwide Jewish service organization during its era of greatest growth, died this morning at the age of 75. He had been hospitalized for six weeks following a stroke. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at Adas Israel Congregation… More ▸

  • ‘dismal Failure’ for UN Committee on Terrorism

    The problem of international terrorism has been tossed back to the General Assembly after the Ad Hoc Committee on International Terrorism failed to reach any agreement on the definition, cause and ways to deal with this problem. Three subcommittees of the ad hoc committee which had been meeting since Aug. 1 behind closed doors ended… More ▸

  • The Interception Story

    Something unusual was to take place. That was the feeling at the Israeli airbase as the red lights were put on and the interceptor pilots were called for action and the mission was explained. The target a Lebanese Middle East Airline Caravelle was to be intercepted and brought to an Israeli airbase. As the Israeli… More ▸