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  • Habib Negotiations Called Off: Reagan Tells Begin Talks Cannot Be Completed Unless There is a Comple

    President Reagan, in a telephone call to Premier Menachem Begin, said he was outraged over Israel’s shelling and bombing of west Beirut this morning and stressed that his special envoy Philip Habib cannot complete his negotiations unless there is a complete ceasefire. In announcing the President’s action, White House Deputy spokesman, Larry Speakes said that… More ▸

  • Tense, Bitter Cabinet Session

    The Cabinet met in special session today, in what Israel Radio described as the most tense and most bitter government session ever held. The radio said that Defense Minister Ariel Sharon was in almost complete isolation, supported in heated debate only by the newest Cabinet Minister, Prof. Yuval Neeman of the Tehiya Party. According to… More ▸

  • France is Determined Not to Answer Israeli Premier’s Charges

    France is determined not to answer Israeli Premier Menachem Begin’s charges this week that the French government and media are responsible for having encouraged an atmosphere of anti-Semitism which culminated Monday in the killing of six people and the wounding of 22 by a terrorist hit squad in the heart of this city’s Jewish quarter…. More ▸

  • El Al Employes Bar Aguda Members from Entering Airport Terminal

    Several hundred employes of El Al today barred entry to the Ben Gurion Airport terminal building to a few dozen black-garbed members of Agudat Israel. The demonstrators shouted that if the Aguda did not allow them to work on the Sabbath and allow other Jews and non-Jews wishing to fly on Saturdays to do so,… More ▸

  • Jewish Leaders Meet French Envoy

    A delegation of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations told Acting French Ambassador Claude Harel yesterday that the recent wave of anti-Semitic outbreaks in France was not an internal French matter but symptomatic of a “rapidly-spreading infection” that deeply concerns Jews the world over. The delegation comprising Julius Berman, chairman, and Yehuda… More ▸

  • News Brief

    A West German sport organization, Hessischer Sport Jugend, cancelled a visit of an Israeli sports delegation to Frankfurt because of the war in Lebanon. Formerly, members of the West German organization visited Israel and were hosted there by a sports association. While the move of the Hessischer Sport Jugend was aimed at showing displeasure with… More ▸

  • Neo-nazi’s Planned and Implemented Bombing Against Jewish Personalities in Austria

    A series of bombings aimed at Jewish personalities, one of them the visiting Satmar Rebbe, and shops owned by Austrian Jews has been planned and implemented by neo-Nazis, Austrian authorities indicated today. Two men, one a wanted West German rightwing terrorist, have been apprehended but neither has made any confession so far. Police say the… More ▸

  • Special Session and Conference on Palestine to Be Held by the UN

    The World Jewish Congress reported today that the United Nations will hold an “International Conference on the question of Palestine” in Paris during 1983 and that an emergency special session of the General Assembly on Palestine will be resumed next week in New York. According to the UN office of the WJC, the Palestine Rights… More ▸

  • Rumania Seeks Mideast Role

    A special envoy from Rumania met yesterday with Premier Menachem Begin and delivered a message from President Nicolas Ceausescu that Rumania is willing to act as an intermediary between Israel, Syria and the PLO. The envoy, Vasile Pungun, reportedly a senior official in Rumania’s Communist Party, last week visited Beirut, where he met PLO chief… More ▸