JERUSALEM (Sep. 23)
Mayor Teddy Kollek was unanimously nominated for a third term last night by the Jerusalem branch of the Labor Party. His nomination ended a long-standing conflict between the Mayor and local party leaders over the composition of the slate to run with him. Kollek had demanded a free hand in choosing his running mates and at one point threatened to resign. But in the end he bowed to party pressure and agreed to an election list largely selected by the party bosses.
Kollek, however, did enforce his demand for the nomination of City Councilman Meiron Benvenisti as Deputy Mayor in charge of town planning. Benvenisti has been a controversial figure in the past because of his criticism of certain government policies toward the Arabs. Gen. Uzi Narkiss (Ret.), head of the Jewish Agency’s absorption department, was nominated to run for city councilman. Narkiss had been mentioned as a possible mayoral candidate had Kollek carried out his threat to resign.
Igor Goldfarb of Kiev, who was reported Thursday to have received an exit visa, was called Friday to the KGB secret police offices and asked for information, the National Conference on Soviet Jewry reported in New York. The NCSJ said Goldfarb may be arrested.
Israeli police are investigating an explosion that damaged a van driven by Israeli customs officials in Nablus Friday. The three men in the van were not hurt. The explosives are believed to have been planted while the officials were in a shop on a routine check.
The first in a series of “blackbooks” in defense of former Nazis has just been published in Amsterdam by a former Dutch Nazi writing under the pseudonym A. van Hetkamp. The book concerns the “crimes” committed against interned Nazis by camp guards during the immediate post-war years. The book was published by the “Joachimsthal” firm which was founded in the 19th century by a well-known Jewish publisher specializing in Jewish subjects. The present owner bought the firm in 1969, but was granted the right to continue using the Jewish name.
The Institute of Judaistic Studies at the University of Vienna is offering courses in Yiddish by Dr. Jacob Allerhand this winter semester in addition to special courses on the culture of Eastern European Jewry, It was announced by Prof. Dr. Kurt Schubert. head of the Institute. About 200 students registered so far for these studies.
Two Arab terrorists sentenced last July to 18 months imprisonment for transporting explosives into France, have asked the Court of Appeals in Genoble to commute their sentences into expulsion from France. The court will rule on the appeal of Mohamed Sakhr and Modh Amar on Sept. 28.