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  • Blum: Israel Will Continue in Its Peace Effort Regardless of What Measures Emerge from UN Session

    Yehuda Blum, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, declared today that regardless of what resolutions are adopted at the present special emergency session of the General Assembly, “Israel will continue undeterred in the current peace process and in its determined effort to bring about a comprehensive peace to our region.” Blum addressed the General Assembly… More ▸

  • Large Majority Seen for First Reading of ‘jerusalem Bill’

    The Knesset was expected to pass by a large majority late tonight the first reading of Geula Cohen’s “Jerusalem Bill.” The coalition was expected to be joined by most of the Labor Alignment, leaving Mapam, Yossi Sarid of Labor, Shai, Sheli and the Communist Party opposing the bill. Some of these opponents stressed during the… More ▸

  • U.S. Explains Consulate’s Action

    The State Department said today that the decision to receive a group of Palestinian protestors on the grounds of the U.S. consulate in East Jerusalem yesterday was made by the Consul General there and that the U.S. Ambassador in Tel Aviv, Samuel Lewis, may not have been aware of it or approved it in advance…. More ▸

  • Labor Party Joining Government Fight Against Franco-iraqi Deal

    The Labor Party has decided to join the government in efforts to forestall the supply of high grade uranium by France to Iraq and to try in general to reverse the anti-Israel trend among the Western European states. The opposition party leaders will approach the government with the suggestion that Labor utilize its good personal… More ▸

  • Late Bulletin

    The Knesset passed the Jerusalem Bill on its first reading late Wednesday night by a 65-12 majority. It reads: Jerusalem is Israel’s capital; the unity and integrity of greater Jerusalem, in its post-Six-Day War borders, shall not be impaired; the President, the Knesset, the government and the Supreme Court shall have their seats in Jerusalem. More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines Arabs in France

    There are probably more Arabs living in France today than in all of Israel, including the occupied territories. One and a half million are registered as permanent residents in France and an additional million are believed to be living in France either as illegal immigrants or under the guise of temporary visitors. During the last… More ▸

  • Long-time Kiev Refusnik Placed in a Psychiatric Institution

    Vladimir Kislik, prominent physicist, long-term refusnik and Jewish activist from Kiev, was taken to a psychiatric institution on July 19 after being imprisoned for 15 days, according to confirmed reports received by the National Conference on Soviet Jewry (NCSJ). He was arrested on July 4 on charges of “hooliganism,” and sentenced to 15 days in… More ▸

  • Kollek Cautions Against Attempts to Undermine Unity of Jerusalem

    Mayor Teddy Kollek of Jerusalem cautioned American Jewry against “attempts, not only by our enemies, to undermine the unity of our capital city Jerusalem.” The oblique criticism, which was seen as directed at the United States for vacillating and weak position it has taken on the issue of Jerusalem both inside and outside the United… More ▸

  • News Brief

    The 30th anniversary of the Israel Bond Organization will be celebrated at an International Leadership Conference in Mexico City Sept. 3-6. Sam Rothberg, president of the organization, said leaders from the U.S. and Canada will consider the partnership role of the Jewish communities in the free world in Israel’s economic endeavors during the decade of… More ▸