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  • Solidarity Sunday’ Marked in Support of Soviet Jews

    Sixty communities across the United States have marked “National Solidarity Sunday” today as a day when Americans of all religious and ethnic backgrounds “reaffirmed their solidarity with the Jews of the Soviet Union.” The National Conference on Soviet Jewry is sponsoring the event. Mrs. June Rogul, the National Conference’s Washington representative, said that the monthly… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Outgoing Defense Minister Moshe Dayan is making a special trip to participate in national events in Los Angeles, Toronto and New York on behalf of the Israel Bond campaign. His visit will coincide with intensive campaign-activity to promote new sales of Israel Bonds and to speed up the collection of cash on outstanding commitments, according… More ▸

  • 12 Israeli Pows Return: Rest Expected by Friday

    Twelve wounded Israeli prisoners of war, the first to be released by Syria, celebrated their freedom with their families, relatives and friends last night after landing at Ben Gurion Airport and physical examinations at Tel Hashomer Hospital. They returned to the hospital today for further checkups and treatment and at least six will have to… More ▸

  • Meir Cabinets Final Session

    The Golda Meir Cabinet held its last session here today after more than fire years of her leadership. For over 90 minutes minister after minister spoke in praise of her steadfastness, her political acumen and her qualities of leadership. Cabinet Secretary Gershon Avner said the ministers’ words of praise would be officially published tomorrow. Mrs…. More ▸

  • Israel, Syria Begin Talks on Disengagement Timetable

    Israeli and Syrian military work groups met for 90 minutes this morning, adjourned for five hours apparently to consult with their governments, and held another meeting in the afternoon as efforts to work out a disengagement timetable and other details entered their second day. Sources reported later that “considerable progress” had been made on implementation… More ▸

  • Kbsinger Reported Assured on Stopping Terrorists

    Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger has reported to Congressional leaders that Syria has “assured” the United States that “it would not give encouragement to Palestinian terrorists.” The Jewish Telegraphic Agency was apprised of Kissinger’s report by Rep. Robert Wilson (R.Cal.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee who attended a 90-minute briefing by… More ▸

  • Limited Forces Accord Signed; UN Observer Unit Approved

    Identical documents specifying the “limited forces zones” to be established within the framework of the Israeli-Syrian disengagement agreement have been signed separately by both sides. Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban signed the document on behalf of his government Friday and Syria’s Chief of Staff, Gen. Yussuf Shakur, signed in Damascus today. The documents will be… More ▸

  • Ebam to Challenge Rabin for Leadership

    Top Mapai leaders are suggesting that outgoing Foreign Minister Abba Eban be elected as Secretary General of the Labor Party. They believe that a strong man in this position would change the image of the party and strengthen it. Sources said that at the moment Eban tends to refuse the position, but according to some… More ▸

  • Ted Lurie Dead at 64

    Funeral services will be held here this week for Ted Lurie, editor of the Jerusalem Post, who died in Tokyo of a brain hemhorrage last night at the age of 64. He had suffered a stroke May 24 while in Tokyo attending the international Press Association Conference and remained in a coma until his death… More ▸

  • News Brief

    The Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry has learned that 26 year old Aleksandr Feldman of Kiev was severely beaten in Soviet labor camp. He is serving 31/2 years for “malicious hooliganism.” More ▸