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  • New Department Approved by WZO

    The World Zionist Organization Executive established a new department this week, to be called the Department for Development and Services. It will be responsible for increasing the number of Jewish organizations which are part of the Zionist movement, spreading news about Zionism and Judaism on university campuses throughout the world, and being actively involved in… More ▸

  • Weddings Down, Divorces Up

    Israelis divorce more and marry less, according to a survey of the Central Bureau of Statistics. The survey shows that in 1976 some 26,000 Jewish couples got married, compared to 29,000 who did so a year before. The number of divorces rose from 2,900 in 1975 to 3,100 in 1976. According to the survey, the… More ▸

  • Special to the JTA Steinem Says Saudi Arabia is a ‘nazi Germany’ for Women

    Charging that Saudi Arabia was “a Nazi Germany for women,” the American feminist leader, Gloria Steinem, said yesterday it was “outrageous” that the Carter Administration had failed to recognize Saudi subjugation of women as a denial of human rights. At a new conference here, prior to addressing the convention of the American psychological Association, Ms…. More ▸

  • News Brief

    Premier Menachem Begin is scheduled to address the nation in a radio-TV broadcast on the eve of his departure for Camp David Sept.3. More ▸

  • UN Assembly to Devote Major Portion of Session to Mideast Conflict

    The United Nations General Assembly, which opens here Sept. 19, will devote a major part of its time to the Mideast conflict and its ramifications. As in previous years, Israel is likely to come under heavy fire from the Arabs and their supporters. According to the provisional agenda of the upcoming 33rd session of the… More ▸

  • ‘project Renewal’ Termed the Second Rebirth of Israel

    The 320 members of the United Jewish Appeal’s Prime Minister’s Mission were taken to see for themselves today some of the 160 poverty neighborhoods throughout Israel slated for rehabilitation over the next 10 years through the efforts of the government of Israel and world Jewry. But first they were given a briefing by Deputy Premier… More ▸

  • ZOA Conclave to Probe Major Issues of Zionist Concern in U.s., Israel

    The 81st national convention of the Zionist Organization of America, which will be held in Washington Sept. 6-10, will focus on major areas of Zionist concern in the United States and Israel, it was announced here by Leon Ilutovich, ZOA national executive director. Foremost among them, he said, will be: the issue of interdependence in… More ▸

  • Police Official Removed from Post for Making Anti-semitic Remarks

    The superintendent of police of Groningen in the northeastern part of The Netherlands, Leender Wit, has been removed from his post by the Minister of the Interior for having made anti-Semitic remarks. At a closed meeting with some police officers last autumn he reportedly made anti-Semitic remarks about Jewish Labor politicians, one of whom is… More ▸

  • Israel in Close Touch with U.S. Concerning Situation in Lebanon

    Israel is in continued close contact with the United States over the situation in Lebanon and is trying to convince the Carter Administration that Syria is planning to destroy the Christian military forces in north Lebanon, it was learned here today. Both Israeli political and military experts believe that the Syrians want to eliminate the… More ▸

  • Szymon Gotesman Dead at 92

    Szymon Gotesman, who participated in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising and was later active in the Zionist movement here after his arrival in Rio following the war, died last week at the age of 92. In pre-war days he was a well-known attorney in Cracow. He left that city during the war and joined forces with… More ▸