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  • Peres Accuses Likud of Inciting Violence at Labor Rallies

    Labor Party leaders accused Likud today of deliberately inciting violence at Labor election rallies to frighten people away from them. Two of the worst incidents occurred last night. In Petach Tikva, a mob of youths shouting “Begin, Begin,” disrupted a rally for Labor Party chairman Shimon Peres, set fire to garbage cans and hurled rocks… More ▸

  • Reagans Greet Rabbi Kaplan at 100

    President and Mrs. Reagan have extended birthday greetings to Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan founder of the Reconstructionist movement on his 100th birthday. “Throughout the past century, you have spectacularly proven yourself as a dedicated scholar, teacher and, most importantly, as a spiritual leader who has touched countless souls in the American-Judaic Congregation,” Reagan said. “Indeed, your… More ▸

  • Two Political Parties with Uncertain Futures

    Although most political observers give the Independent Liberal Party (ILP) and the Poale Agudat Israel (PAI) small chance of garnering enough votes for even one seat in the tenth Knesset, both are determined to see the elections through. They represent opposite ends of the political and social spectrum. The ILP is social-democratic and vigorously secular…. More ▸

  • France Condemns Israel for Raid on Iraqi Nuclear Site, Demands It Pay Reparations

    France, which built the Iraqi nuclear reactor that Israel destroyed in an air attack on June 7, called in the Security Council today for Israel’s condemnation and demanded that Israel pay reparations for the destruction of the Iraqi plant. The French condemnation came at this morning’s meeting of the Security Council which has been debating… More ▸

  • Brailovsky Trial Opens Tomorrow

    The trial of Soviet Jewish activist Viktor Brailovsky will open Wednesday in the Lublinsky Peoples Court in Moscow at 10 a.m. Moscow time. This information was received by telephone from Moscow yesterday by Genya Intrator, chairman of the Canadian Committe for Soviet Jewry. Brailovsky, a cybernetist, is charged with crimes against the State and defaming… More ▸

  • State Department Repeats U.S. Had No Evidence Iraq Was Building A-bomb

    The State Department refused today to confirm that the United States shared Israel’s concern that Iraq was on the verge of building a nuclear bomb. Instead, David Passage, a State Department spokesman, insisted that the United States still sticks to the statement made when it condemned Israel last Monday that it had “no evidence Iraq… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Chief Rabbi Immanuel Jakobovitz of Great Britain has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday List. Sir Immanuel, as he is now titled, is 60 and has served as Chief Rabbi since 1967. More ▸

  • Begin Hints Deadline for Habib Mission

    Premier Menachem Begin told a cheering crowd of Likud partisans last night that if the U.S. does not succeed in getting Syria’s anti-aircraft missiles removed from Lebanon “then we will move them.” He implied a deadline for the efforts of U.S. special envoy Philip Habib. Electioneering in Netanya, Begin said Israel was patiently awaiting the… More ▸

  • Jewish Vote Played Small Part in French Socialist Landslide

    Several Jewish candidates and other prominent friends of Israel were elected yesterday in the first round of France’s parliamentary elections in which President Francois Mitterrand’s Socialist Party won a landslide victory. They include Claude-Gerard Marcus, of Paris and Oliver Stern of Vire, both Jews; and industrialist Marcel Bloch-Dassault of Beauvais who was born Jewish but… More ▸

  • Saudi Ruler “satisfied” by Meeting with Mitterrand

    President Francois Mitterrand assured Saudi Arabia’s King Khaled Saturday that his country wants to continue its cooperation with Riyadh in all fields, condemned the Israeli bombing of the Iraqi nuclear reactor and pledged to continue honoring all of France’s previous international commitments. After the one hour talk and a State lunch given in the King’s… More ▸