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  • Cheysson: France Considers Israel’s Golan Action As ‘null and Void’

    Foreign Minister Claude Cheysson said today that France considers Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights as “null and void” but that it had refused to vote for sanctions against Israel at last week’s United Nations Security Coun cil meeting because the Knesset decision is not threatening world peace. Cheysson, who was addressing a press luncheon,… More ▸

  • Lawmaker Gives Reagan Mixed Report Card for His Middle East Policy

    A Democratic Party Congressman from California gives President Reagan “a mixed report card” on Middle East policy during his first year in office. Rep. Tom Lantos, the only member of Congress who is a Holocaust survivor, believes “the single worst episode” was the sale of AWACS reconnaissance aircraft to Saudi Arabia. On the other hand,… More ▸

  • Moshe Cohen Dead at 63

    Supreme Court Justice Moshe Cohen was buried on the Mt. of Olives today. He died yesterday at the age of 63 at Bikur Holim Hospital here following a long illness. The funeral services were attended by Supreme Court President Moshe Landau, Justice Minister Moshe Nissim and several hundred friends and colleagues. Cohen was appointed to… More ▸

  • Solon Says the Emigration of Soviet Jewry is Linked to the Status of U.s.-soviet Relations

    Sen. Alan Cranston (D. Calif.) said today that the emigration of Soviet Jewry is “linked” to the status of United States-Soviet relations. Soviet Jewish emigration decreases as it did last year and harassment of Jews increases when U.S.-Soviet “bilateral relations deteriorate,” Cranston told the presidium of the World Conference on Soviet Jewry which is holding… More ▸

  • Report Increase in Neo-nazi Violence

    An alarming increase in neo-Nazi violence and the rightwing views held by a small but substantial part of the population pose a threat to the fabric of democracy in West Germany, according to members of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) faction in the parliament of Lower Saxony. The group held a public hearing on the… More ▸

  • Hadassah to Underwrite Youth Aliya Settlement in the Galilee

    Hadassah will underwrite the first Youth Aliya settlement in Israel since the early days of the movement which was founded in 1934 to rescue Jewish children from the impending Holocaust in Europe. The project was announced by Sylvia Doppelt, of Hollis, N.Y., national Youth Aliya chairman of Hadassah at the organization’s National Board meeting at… More ▸

  • 800 Israelis at Zionist Youth Congress

    Some 800 Israeli youths attending the Zionist Youth Congress here, were urged to engage in public and social service in addition to their military service which is compulsory. President Yitzhak Navon, addressing the gathering yesterday, called on young Israelis to volunteer for the security forces and to help youths in poverty stricken areas. “There are… More ▸

  • Near Drought Conditions in the Galilee

    Meteorologists in Galilee say they have this year recorded the lowest level of rainfall since 1911, when precipitation measurement began to be recorded in the region. The shortage of rain this year has not yet been officially declared a drought, although weather forecasters and farmers say there is little hope of sufficient rain during the… More ▸

  • Haig Back in Israel in Effort to Break Impasse on Autonomy Talks

    Secretary of State Alexander Haig arrived here today on his second visit in two weeks in what is seen as a major U.S. effort with Israel and Egypt to break the impasse in the long stalled autonomy talks. Haig, accompanied by his wife and a party of aides, was greeted at Ben Gurion Airport by… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines the Jews of France Who Advise Mitterrand

    Quickly and without much fanfare, the new President of France entered the offices where the civil marriage of one of his most trusted aides was to take place. It is not everyone that has the President of the Republic attend his or her wedding ceremony. But that’s what happens to Jacques Attali, special consultant to… More ▸