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  • Australia, New Zealand Opposed to Banning Israel from the UN

    Australia declared officially Friday that it would “strongly oppose any moves designed to exclude Israel from participating in the General Assembly or other United Nations bodies.” In a statement released in Canberra, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Don Willesee, said it was the longstanding position of the Australian government to support Israel’s continuing membership… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Nazi war criminal, Joseph Kotaella, 67, will remain in his Dutch jail, a district court ruled in The Hague. His lawyers demanded suspension of his life sentence. More ▸

  • Support for Israel’s Right to UN Seat Backed by Black Lawmakers, Peace, Disarmament, Women’s Groups

    Rep. Bella S. Abzug, (D.NY) said Friday she was “extremely pleased and gratified” that 10 Black Congressional leaders and a number of peace, disarmament and women’s groups had issued statements strongly upholding Israel’s right to remain in the United Nations. At Rep. Abzug’s request, the 10 representatives the Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE),… More ▸

  • No Action on UN Resolution

    The House has adjourned until September without acting on a resolution urging the United States to consider withdrawing from the United Nations General Assembly if Israel is expelled or suspended. The resolution introduced Friday by Rep. Thomas O’Neill (D. Mass), the House Majority Leader, and Rep. John Rhodes (R. Ariz), the Minority Leader, was co-sponsored… More ▸

  • Terrorist Activities Foiled

    A small explosive charge went off at the central bus station here last Thursday but there were no injuries or casualties. What was described as a hand-made bomb exploded on the Ashkelon bound bus land. The bomb, wrapped in an old green shirt and a red sweater had been placed in a parcel, but its… More ▸

  • Soviet Jewry Demonstration in Helsinki Achieved Its Goal

    The demonstration last Wednesday in Helsinki by the International Women’s Campaign for Soviet Jewry achieved its goal of focusing unprecedented attention on the plight of Soviet Jewry, one of the demonstrators said here Friday. Mrs. Doreen Gainsford, one of the driving forces in the campaign for Soviet Jewry in Britain, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency… More ▸

  • Rabin Pleased with Stockholm Confab

    Premier Yitzhak Rabin returned today from a weekend conference of 11 European Social-Democratic leaders at Stockholm who expressed unanimous opposition to any attempts to oust Israel from the United Nations. (See earlier story Page 1.) Rabin expressed gratification over the stand of the conference and expressed the hope that the entire free world would similarly… More ▸

  • David Licht Dead at 71

    Funeral services will be held here Monday for David Licht, a director and former actor in the Yiddish Theater. Mr. Licht died Thursday of a heart attack at the age of 71. A resident of both New York and Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mr. Licht was associated with the Folksbiene theater, sponsored by the Workmen’s Circle,… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines Knesset Ends Summer Session

    The Knesset ended its summer session this week and will not reconvene again until after the High Holidays — unless — as is widely expected — it will be called into extraordinary session to hear a government statement on an interim accord with Egypt which would inevitably be followed by a political debate. No such… More ▸