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  • European Socialist Leaders Oppose Israel’s Expulsion from the UN

    An unscheduled meeting was held today in Stockholm between Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin and United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim after Europe’s Social-Democratic leaders expressed unanimous opposition to any Third World attempts to suspend or expel Israel from the United Nations, according to reports here from Stockholm. Olaf Palme, the Swedish Prime Minister, who was… More ▸

  • Businesses Warned of Anti-semitism

    Richard F. Schaub, New Jersey State Banking Commissioner, has warned the state-chartered financial institutions they must refuse offers of large deposits or loans if they are conditioned upon the absence of Jews from their board of directors or as holders of large amounts of stock. In his letter of warning issued Friday, Schaub said, “while… More ▸

  • Tekoah Says UN Will Not Collapse if Israel is Banned from Body

    Yosef Tekoah, who recently completed seven years as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, warned Israelis this weekend not to expect the world organization to collapse if Israel is expelled from the General Assembly. In a speech at the Tel Aviv Labor Council and on Israel Radio, Tekoah said it is not the UN that… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Vladimir Markman, one of the first Jews in Sverdlovsk to apply for an emigration visa, arrived Sunday in Israel after serving three years in a Soviet labor camp. He will join his wife and child in Beersheba. Markman said he was arrested on the charges of a telephone operator who said he had made anti-Soviet… More ▸

  • 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 ▸