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  • 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 ▸

  • Special to the JTA Haig Talked to Gromyko About Shcharansky, Emigration of Jews

    U.S. Secretary of State Alexander Haig, who held talks here yesterday with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, in response to a question, that he had raised the issue of Soviet Jewish Prisoner of Conscience Anatoly Shcharansky just as he had promised to do when he met with Shcharansky’s wife, Avital,… More ▸

  • Mitterrand Urged to Help Secure the Release of Shcharansky

    President Francois Mitterrand was asked yesterday for the support of France and his own personal influence to help secure the release of imprisoned Soviet Jewish activist Anatoly Shcharansky. The appeal came from Soviet human rights leader Andrei Sakharov, a Nobel Laureate who is himself in exile in the closed town of Gorky. His message to… More ▸

  • UN Assembly to Meet on Golan Issue

    The Security Council will meet tomorrow to adopt a resolution summoning an emergency special session of the General Assembly on the issue of Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights. Under UN rules, the Assembly would have to convene within 24 hours and the special emergency session will, therefore, open Friday. It is expected to last… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Italian authorities have assured West German police that they will soon extradite the two suspected members of a banned German neo-Nazi group who were arrested last Tuesday in the town of Avezzano, about 55 miles east of Rome. The two men, Franz-Joachim Bojarski, 30, of Fuerth; and Klaus Hubel, 20, of Bopfingen in Bavaria, are… More ▸

  • 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 ▸