TEL AVIV (Aug. 13)
The National Religious Party platform committee has decided by a majority vote to incorporate in the party’s platform a commitment that it “will leave any government that would abandon Judea and Samaria.” Another plank will favor urban Jewish settlement in the administered territories. This decision was adopted despite efforts by the party committee’s chairman, Interior Minister Yosef Burg, to introduce a more “doveish” draft. It was the party’s youth element who turned the tide towards the “hawkish” decision.
Chief Rabbi Shlomo Goren left Israel for a two-week visit to South Africa as a guest of the synagogue organization and the local Zionist Federation. He is to meet also with South Africa’s President and several South African government officials.
A 23-year-old Israeli and a 28-year-old Jordanian were fatally stabbed in Copenhagen Saturday night during a fight in a night club. Police said the incident was not political. The Israeli was identified as Edward Mattar. from Acre.