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  • Lawyers Say New Wave of Officially-sponsored Anti-semitism is Rampant in the Soviet Union

    An international legal conference, made up of 43 eminent lawyers from 20 countries, has concluded that a new wave of officially-sponsored anti-Semitism is “rampant” in the Soviet Union. The two-day meeting here also concluded that the Soviet authorities were breaking their own laws in harassing persons who have applied for emigration visas, Israeli Supreme Court… More ▸

  • Jewish Agency Employment Fund Aids New Immigrants in Israel

    Three Jewish Agency funds for the employment of new immigrants have given out some $5 million in loans and grants in the first eight months of this year. One Agency fund of $25 million gave some $1.5 million in loans for 59 projects, which are to employ 118 immigrants. This fund approves loans directly to… More ▸

  • Allon Warns Israel Faces Most Severe Test in Current UN Session

    Foreign Minister Yigal Allon left for New York today to head Israel’s delegation to the United Nations after warning that Israel faces its most difficult and severe test at the 29th session of the General Assembly. Allon, who took off from Ben Gurion Airport at noon, was referring to the inclusion of the “Palestine Question”… More ▸

  • 12 Civilians Cited for Helping to Avert Terrorist Outrages

    Twelve Israeli civilians whose alertness and courage helped prevent serious terrorist outrages in recent weeks and months, were personally presented with citations by Premier Yitzhak Rabin last Friday. The Premier took the occasion to urge the public to remain alert to avert future tragedies. The 12 cited included Zipora Klein, of Petach Tikvah, who spotted… More ▸

  • Kissinger Tells UN That Conflicts Must Be Resolved Without Wars

    Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger declared today, “The urgent political responsibility of our era is to resolve conflicts without war.” Addressing the 29th annual session of the General Assembly, he told the 138 member nations that it was in the common interest of each of them “that local conflicts be resolved short of force… More ▸

  • Jewish Museum Planned for Warsaw

    According to information reaching here from Warsaw, the Jewish Historical Institute decided to reorganize and extend its exhibits of the holocaust into a full-scale Jewish museum, which will reflect “a thousand years of Jewish history in Poland.” This task could not be undertaken without the Polish authorities. The Polish government will decide upon the exhibits,… More ▸

  • Arab UN Delegates Defensive in Aftermath of Kissinger’s Speech

    Arab diplomats at the United Nations were defensive today in the wake of Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger’s address to the General Assembly. They contended that the high price of oil is not the only culprit in the troubled world economy. Speaking with newsmen after Kissinger’s speech, Mahmoud Riad, secretary general of the Arab… More ▸

  • Alliance Israelite Opens Teachers’ Training Center in Jerusalem

    A new venture in education started this month in Israel with the opening in Jerusalem of a teachers’ training center by the Alliance Israelite Universelle and the Association of Jewish Humanities Instruction in Israel, it was reported by the American Friends of the Alliance Israelite Universelle. The opening of the Institute–which was called Kerem (Vineyard)–was… More ▸

  • Israel to Adopt a Wait and See Attitude Toward Jordan’s ‘freeze’

    Israel will adopt a “wait and see” approach to Jordan’s dramatic announcement yesterday of its suspension of participation in current Mideast peace moves. Qualified sources here today said their assessment was that this was by no means necessarily Jordan’s last word–nor was the tripartite Egypt-Syria-Palestine Liberation Organization declaration of Cairo Saturday necessarily President Anwar Sadat’s… More ▸

  • U.S. Rules out Meeting with PLO

    An official meeting between the United States and the Palestine Liberation Organization delegates at the United Nations General Assembly session in New York “is not logical,” the State Department said today. Department spokesman John King made the comment while declaring that the Department had “no substantive comment” on the Syrian-Egyptian-PLO accord reached Saturday in Cairo… More ▸