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  • 3 Mks Who Departed from Formal Oath of Office Can’t Be Ousted

    Three newly-elected members of Knesset departed from the required form of the oath of office when they were sworn in at the opening of the 11th Knesset last week, but Attorney General Yitzhak Zamir has ruled that the three must be regarded as valid members of Knesset. But he stressed that, in the future, new… More ▸

  • Dulzin: Only a Unity Government Can Deal with the Economic Problems

    Leon Dulzin, chairman of the Jewish Agency and World Zionist Organization Executives, said here last night only a unity government could be strong enough “to deal with the stringent economic problems” in Israel. Speaking at the Saydie Bronfman Center here as a guest of the Canadian Zionist Federation and of the Harvey Golden Institute, Dulzin… More ▸

  • Israeli Soldier a Finalist in Geneva Competition for Young Pianists

    A 19-year-old Israeli soldier has been selected as one of the three finalists in the 40th Geneva competition for young pianists, the America-Israel Cultural Foundation has announced. It said that Danny Gortler, of Ramat Gan, had been one of the four Israeli contestants from among the 90 who entered for the competition. Two Israelis were… More ▸

  • Portugal Says No Country Has Asked for Trifa’s Extradition

    Portuguese officials said today that they have received no request from any country for the extradition of Rumanian Orthodox Archbishop Valerian Trifa who was deported from the United States for his role in the fascist Iron Guard that killed thousands of Jews during World War II. Trifa arrived in Lisbon last week with a short-term… More ▸

  • Special Interview an Old Man is Disappointed with Trifa’s Entry into Portugal

    The 87-year-old dentist, Charles Kremer, who has been involved in the years-long efforts to have Archbishop Valerian Trifa deported from the United States for his wartime activities as a leader in the Rumanian Iron Guard, said today that he was “deeply shocked and disappointed” that Trifa has been allowed to gain legal entry into Portugal…. More ▸

  • Bank Leumi in Paris Bombed

    A bomb exploded last night outside the Bank Leumi Leisrael, slightly damaging the main entrance and window panes. The bomb, described by police as small but highly professional, went off shortly before midnight while neighboring cafes and restaurants were crowded. Because of the exceptionally warm weather, many people were sitting at the time of the… More ▸

  • Summer Time Ends in Israel

    Summer time ends in Israel at midnight (local time) next Saturday, when clocks will be put back one hour. Israeli time will then again be two hours in advance of GMT and seven hours in advance of New York standard time. Summer time was observed in Israel for just over three months after Interior Minister… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines Arab UN Delegates Readying Their Fire at Israel in Upcoming Session

    Diplomats at the United Nations say that the Arabs will concentrate their attack on Israel during the upcoming 39th session of the General Assembly on two issues: Israel’s continued occupation of south Lebanon and Israel’s refusal to join an international peace conference, with the Palestine Liberation Organization, to solve the Mideast conflict. The General Assembly… More ▸

  • At the Republican Party Convention: Jewish Republicans, Lonely No More

    It may be hard to be a Jew, as the old Yiddish saying exhorts, but for years it has been hard to be a Jewish Republican, or at least lonely. “We are not lonely any more,” Richard Fox of Philadelphia, chairman of the National Jewish Coalition, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency yesterday at a reception… More ▸

  • New York State Plans Trade Mission to Israel in December

    New York State will undertake a second Trade “Mini-Mission” to Israel in December, State Commerce Commissioner William Donohue announced today. “The week-long mission, December 17-21, will give New York manufacturers a splendid opportunity to explore the profit and sales potential of the steadily expanding Israeli marketplace,” Donohue said. “We expect interest in this mission to… More ▸