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  • PLO Holds Israeli Prisoner

    The International Committee of the Red Cross told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today that it had received notice from the Palestine Liberation Organization that they held one Israeli prisoner. It is presumed that he is the downed pilot Aharon Achiaz who was interviewed on television in Beirut. The ICRC has asked to visit him but… More ▸

  • Begin Says U.s., Israel Working to Remove Foreign Troops from Lebanon

    Premier Menachem Begin was due to leave Washington for Israel this afternoon following two days of meetings with President Reagan and other top Administration officials. He conferred with Reagan for nearly three hours at the White House yesterday. He met with Secretary of State Alexander Haig at a working breakfast here this morning, their third… More ▸

  • Lebanese Calls Israeli Action in Lebanon ‘long Overdue’

    Calling Israel’s invasion of Lebanon “long overdue,” a representative of the Lebanese Christian community appealed today for the withdrawal of all foreign forces from his country and urged that a multinational force be established that would include the United States. Dory Chamoun, Secretary General of the National Liberal Party of Lebanon and the son of… More ▸

  • Milson Says PLO Demoralized

    Menachem Milson, head of the civilian regime on the West Bank, claimed today that Palestine Liberation Organization supporters in the territory were totally demoralized by the Israeli victory over the PLO in Lebanon and that a moderate Arab leadership was emerging willing to reach a political agreement with Israel. Milson rejected assessments by Israeli political… More ▸

  • Labor Argues over Whether to Support Government on Lebanon

    The Labor Alignment is once again embroiled in a bitter debate over whether or not to support the government’s handling of the war in Lebanon as rumors floated that Labor was prepared to join Likud in a national unity government. Labor MK Dov Ben-Meir revived talk of an all-party coalition when he told newspaper and… More ▸

  • Pressures on Saudis, Jordan Urged

    In the wake of the “new reality” that has emerged in the Middle East with the Israeli invasion into Lebanon and the significant military set back to the Palestine Liberation Organization, Thomas Dine, executive director of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), said the U.S. should now press Saudi Arabia and Jordan to participate… More ▸

  • Alleged War Criminal Granted Bail

    A 73-year-old alleged Nazi war criminal accused by West Germany authorities of participating in the killing of tens of thousands of Jews in a concentration camp near Kovno, Lithuania during World War II was granted bail today pending an extradition hearing in September. Albert Helmur Rauca, born in Saxony, was granted bail which was set… More ▸

  • Rabbis Urged to Provide Political Leadership, Not Just Spiritual

    Declaring that rabbis “for too long have accepted a too narrow view of rabbinic leadership,” a leading Orthodox rabbi called on rabbis throughout the country to provide political leadership for the Jewish people. Addressing several hundred rabbis attending the 46th national convention of the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) here last night, Rabbi Shubert Spero,… More ▸