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  • Pound Devalued Again; Now Stands at Il 8,56 to American Dollar

    Israelis woke up this morning to learn that their Pound has been devalued by another 1.9 percent and that the prices of essential commodities, fuel and public transportation will increase by an average of 20 percent later this week. Fiscal authorities said the two economic moves were not related. The latest depreciation of the Pound,… More ▸

  • Some 2000 Soviet Jewish Immigrants Aided by Nyana in 9 Months of 1976

    Close to 2000 Soviet Jewish immigrants were received by NYANA, the New York Association for New Americans, during the first nine months of 1976, it was reported by Dr. Herbert Bernstein, executive director of the agency. “The third quarter of the year saw the heaviest concentration of new arrivals in the entire history of NYANA.”… More ▸

  • Film on Immigrants Receives First Prize at Film, Television Festival

    “Orchestra.” a film dealing with the creation of the Beersheba Soviet Jewish immigrants orchestra, won the Gold Medal at the end of the week-long first World Jewish Film and Television Festival which ended here last night. The film was directed by Eli Cohen and produced by the Ministry of Absorption. The Silver Medal was awarded… More ▸

  • Allon: Israel Will Attend UN Session

    Israel will attend tomorrow’s UN Security Council session which will deal with the situation on the West Bank, it was announced here by Foreign Minister Yigal Allon. The Council session was requested by Egypt more than a week ago. The session is expected to adjourn shortly after it convenes until after the American Presidential election…. More ▸

  • Security Measures for El Al Flight

    Authorities at the Benito Juarez International Airport here are preparing extraordinary security measures for the forthcoming arrival of the first direct El Al flight from Tel Aviv to Mexico Nov. 9 with an Israeli delegation of notables headed by Transportation Minister Gad Yaacobi. On Nov. 14, the Central Jewish Committee will hold a reception for… More ▸

  • Peres Predicts Israel Will Come Under Renewed U.S. Pressure for Concessions After Election Ends

    Two Cabinet ministers predicted over the weekend that Israel would come under renewed political pressure for concessions after the Presidential elections in the United States. Defense Minister Shimon Peres told a gathering of 1000 Labor Party members here that pressure would be brought to bear on Israel to negotiate territorial withdrawals in the Judaea-Samaria regions… More ▸

  • Eliyahu Dobkin Dead at 78

    Funeral services were held here Thursday for Eliyahu Dobkin, a long-time member of the World Zionist Organization and Jewish Agency Executives, who died Tuesday at the age of 78. Dobkin was born in Poland and was one of the leading activists in the chalutz and aliya movement in that country. He came to Palestine in… More ▸

  • Committee on Soviet Jewish Emigration Review Not Completed. Not Ready to Make Statement

    Max Fisher, chairman of the Interorganizational Committee on Soviet Jewish Emigration, said in a statement released Friday: “The study of Soviet Jewish emigration practices undertaken by our Inter-organizational Committee is still under way. Our Committee is not yet ready, therefore, to make any statement and will not be for some time.” The Committee, which was… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Foreign Minister Alfonso Garcia Robles affirmed that there is no “tension” in relations between Mexico and Israel. More ▸