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  • News Brief

    Heavy snow fell, covering the streets of Jerusalem, during Friday and Saturday. The snow fall, reached considerable height in certain quarters. The population was fearful of the damage which the snow may cause to houses which were not built to withstand heavy weather. During the last heavy snowfall, which occurred several years ago the roofs…

  • Arab Victims’ Names As Verified by State Dept.

    The list of American Jews killed and injured in Palestine as received by the State Department from Consul General Paul Knabenshue follows. The telegram, despatched from Jerusalem at 10 p.m. Monday night, gives a list of eight deaths which have been verified by the Consul. Wolf Zev Berman, Philadelphia. David Shunberg, Memphis. Bennie Hurwitz, Chicago….

  • Additional Names of Jewish Victims, Killed and Wounded in Outbreak

    Additional names of the Jews killed and wounded in the Moslem Arabs’ massacre at Hebron, Palestine, on Saturday, August 24, are given below. This list does not include those previously given, including the 8 American students: KILLED AT HEBRON Nachman Segal, 35, Grodno, Poland, and his son, Menachem, 4. Moishe Goozelan, Sephardic Jew. Jacob Goozelan,…

  • State Department’s List of American Citizens Heard from in Palestine

    A list of all American citizens in Palestine concerning whom reports have been received from Consul-General Knabenshue, up to the present time, was issued by the State Department to the correspondent of the Jewish Daily Bulletin here. The dead are: William Berman, Philadelphia: David Sheinberg. Memphis: Benjamin Hurwitz, New York; Harry Froman. New York: Woli…

  • Balfour Declaration Must Be Basis of Agreement Between Jews and Arabs, Says Magnes

    The following is the complete text of a cablegram to Dr. S. Margoshes, editor of “The Day,” from Dr. Judah L. Magnes in which the latter clarifies his position on the Palestine situation: “The Balfour declaration, having been confirmed so often and with such solemnity, must, in my opinion, remain and should become the basis…

  • Jerusalem Turns out to Hear Jasha Heifetz: High Commissioner Among Enthusiastic Audience

    Jerusalem turned out in force to-day to attend a concert given by Jasha Heifetz, the famous Jewish violinist, at the New Edison Hall. The High Commissioner, General Sir Arthur Wauchope, was present in the audience. Heifetz was given an enthusiastic reception. Heifetz has taken a very close interest in the movement which was launched a…

  • Snowfall Blankets Hills of Holy Land

    A heavy snow fell today in Jerusalem and on the surrounding hills. The entire area assumed a white picturesqueness seldom witnessed in Palestine, where the climate is mild and snow a great rarity.

  • Editorial Notes

    DURING the presentation of the portrait of Isaac Moses, a Jewish revolutionary patriot and financier, to the Museum of the City of New York, Professor Samuel Eliot Morison, of Harvard, declared that a group of Jews arrived in the colony that is now New York, in 1654, on the St. Charles, which “we might call…

  • The Romantic Messiah

    The servants brought in the next course. It was only then that Rachel and her guests noticed Sarah’s strange appearance. She was deathly pale. Her eyes, gleaming like the flames of two candles, were fixed hypnotically on Khelebi’s face. It was evi-dent that although he no longer spoke, she still heard his voice. Frightened, Rachel…

  • Snow in Jerusalem Amazes and Delights Young and Old

    To the world at large, the idea of this Holy City being covered in a white pall of snow, the bleached domes and spires and steeples and minarets of a tri-religious center standing out picturesquely from the surrounding Judean hills, seems wholely incongruous because palestine is in the sub-tropies. “Snow in Jerusalem” sounds as inappropriate…

  • Tortured in Soviet Province, Refugees Report on Arrival in Palestine

    From the inner recesses of Asia, small groups of ragged, half-starved Jewish refugees are arriving in Palestine with tales of terror and physical torture which in gruesome details rival stories of the Middle Ages. The methods of the medieval Inquisition are being used by Soviet Russian officials against the Jews of Bokhara, Russian province bordering…

  • Snow Falls in Jerusalem; Flood Waters Make Roads Impassable; Crop Damage Feared

    The city of Jerusalem and its environs today presented a rare picture of snow and ice following a snowfall preceded by storm and rein. Residents of Jerusalem, who seldom see snow, awoke yesterday morning to find the roofs of their houses, of towers and mosques, covered with a thick layer of snow, while the entire…

  • Weizmann Opens Congress; Avoids Issue of Partition, Mum of Attending London Parley

    The twenty-second World Zionist Congress – first post-war gathering of the highest body of the World Zionist movement – opened here today in the Mustermesse, largest hall in Basle, with an address by Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the Jewish Agency, in which he appealed to the British Government either to carry out the provisions…

  • Jewish Agency Ready to Welcome Truce if It Will Not Encroach on Jewish State

    The Jewish Agency would welcome a truce in Palestine as requested by the United States, France and China yesterday if there is “a grantee that it will not encroach in any way on the Jewish State and will not be ?ely a device to give the Arabs time to make further preparations for war,” an…

  • Arab Legionnaires Refuse Conciliation Commissioners Passage out of Jerusalem to East

    Arab Legion guards at the Mandelbaum Gate of the old City of Jerusalem today turned back the members of the U.N. Palestine Conciliation Commission who started on a trip to Jericho, on the Transjordan border. No reason as given for the action. The Commissioners are leaving Saturday on a three-week tour of the neighboring Arab…

  • First Heavy Snow Since 1870 Cuts Tel Aviv-jerusalem Road; Cripples Electricity

    Jewish Agency officials worked through the night in freezing temperatures examining conditions in immigrant reception camps in Israel, following the worst snow-fall that has ever hit this country. A heavy snow fell in the entire Tel Aviv area for the first time since 1870, while the rest of Israel was reported under a deep blanket…

  • “snow Since” in Jerusalum Broken: Crops Affected; Damages Reach Millions of Dollars

    Springlike sunshine and American bulldozers today broke the “snow siege” of Jerusalem, clearing the main roads in and around the city. However, the lowest temperatures in the memory of the oldest inhabitants still hampered all work in Upper Galilee and the Haifa area where interurban traffic was virtually paralyzed. The city of Safad remained completely…

  • Israel Gets 12-inch Snowstorm; Electricity Crippled; Snowfall in Desert

    A record snowstorm covered Jerusalem and northern Galilee with 10 and 12 inches of snow today and crippled electricity and telephone service. The unusual cold wave accompanying the snow Friday night brought a snowfall even to the normally hot Negev desert. Life came to a virtual standstill in snowbound Jerusalem, halting what little traffic normally…

  • Snow, Sub-zero Temperatures Harass Israel; Highways Blocked

    For the second day in a row, areas of Israel today were pelted by snow, accompanied by sub-zero temperatures, that blocked roads and highways and forced the closing of schools. Three settlements were cut off, and plans were made to supply them by helicopter if they could not be reached by trucks within a few…

  • Israelis Dig out After Winter’s Worst’s Storm Ties Up Country

    Life in storm-battered Jerusalem slowly began returning to normal today as traffic, which had been paralyzed fast night, moved slowly over slippery snow-covered streets. Side streets ware full of stalled cars, but Rio major accidents were reported. The unseasonal snow, which hit the Negev overnight, killed more than 200 sheep belonging to a Bedouin tribe….

  • Heavy Snowfall, Rare in Israel, Disrupts Traffic; Hail Damages Crops

    Heavy snowfall–rare in Israel–blanketed the Jerusalem area today while heavy rains and hail caused considerable damage to field crops, vegetables and orange groves throughout the country. The snowfall disrupted traffic, cut off the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway, halted railways and crippled bus and auto traffic in the capital. Most schools and the Hebrew University were closed…

  • Heavy Rains Flood Roads in Israel; Jerusalem Railway Affected

    The first snow of the season in Israel fell this morning in Galilee to add to the woes of a population buffeted by incessant rain for the past week. Rain and gales lashed central Israel for the past 24 hours, flooding almost all roads leading from Tel Aviv to the south and east. The railway…

  • Freezing Cold Causes Considerable Damage to Crops in Israeli

    Freezing cold, snow and high winds buffeted Israel today for the second day, causing considerable damage to crops particularly citrus groves. Nahama in the north was cut off by the raging Gaaton River and other roads in the Galilee were submerged by high waters. Jerusalem had snow and temperatures just above zero. Coast guard vessels…

  • Rare Snowfall Blankets Jerusalem; Heavy Rains Continue in Israel

    Snow, one of the rarest sights ever witnessed in the city and nearby areas, delighted children here who had never seen it before. But, elsewhere, heavy rains have drenched the country for six consecutive days, causing numerous floods and much hardship. Reports indicate that rainfall so far this year is already approaching the total for…

  • Purim Celebrations Marred in Israel by Rains and Economic Problems

    Israel’s economic difficulties coupled with unusually severe weather conditions seriously curtailed this year’s Purim celebrations today with many outdoor festivities canceled because of an unseasonal snow in Jerusalem and extremely heavy and prolonged rains in other parts of the country. The rains, which continued without interruption for a second day, flooded the open air facilities…

  • Fierce Gales, Snows Hit Israel; Jerusalem Isolated, Coast Buffeted

    Fierce gales and snowstorms — the worst in 27 years, according to local meteorologists — blanketed most of Israel today, isolated Jerusalem for hours and forced the cancellation of a scheduled meeting between the U.N. Mideast envoy Ambassador Gunnar Jarring, and Israel’s Foreign Minister Abba Eban. Ambassador Jarring’s headquarters at Nicosia, Cyprus, was notified when…

  • Eshkol Completes American, Canadian Tour; Israelis Report ‘successful’ Outcome

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol and his party arrived at J. F. Kennedy International Airport from Ottawa this morning in a plane provided by the Royal Canadian Air Force and took off in an El Al plane shortly afterwards for London. The Israeli leader is scheduled to meet there with Prime Minister Harold Wilson of Britain…

  • UN Envoy Hastens to Stormbound Jerusalem for Urgent Meeting with Eban

    Ambassador Gunnar Jarring, the United Nations special representative to the Middle East, conferred with Foreign Minister Abba Eban in Jerusalem for an hour and a half today. No details of their talk were announced but a note of urgency seemed to surround the meeting largely because of the U.N. envoy’s special efforts to reach Jerusalem…

  • Jerusalem Digging out of Worst Snowstorm in Decades

    Israel’s capital began to dig out today from under the worst snow storm to hit it in the memory of most of its inhabitants. As the snow, which exceeded 12 inches yesterday, began to melt, pedestrians and private cars once more appeared on the streets. Squads from the department of water supply and the municipal…

  • Floods, Rock Slides Hamper Israelis As Jerusalem Digs out of Worst Storm in Decade

    Israelis, whose climate has often been compared to that of Southern California, were trying to take in stride today the damage and disruptions caused by the worst snow and wind storms to hit the country in more than a decade. Members of the Knesset (Parliament) who had to walk to the Knesset building this afternoon…

  • Snow-blocked Roads Prevent Resumption of Egyptian Prisoner Exchange

    The Egyptian-Israeli prisoner of war exchange, delayed by the heavy snowstorm that blanketed most of Israel and Sinai earlier this week, was postponed again today because the Egyptians had not cleared their section of the road. It is hoped that the exchange can be resumed tomorrow. The exchange was arranged by the International Red Cross…

  • Government Commission to Probe Breakdown of Services in Jerusalem in Storm

    A Government-appointed committee will investigate the power failure and breakdown of other public services that paralyzed Jerusalem during last week’s severe snow storm, Minister of Development Moshe Kol announced in reply to a question in the Knesset (parliament) last night. In addition, the Knesset’s interior committee will take up the general stoppage of municipal services…

  • New Snowstorm, Gales, Lash Jerusalem for Second Time in Two Weeks

    Heavy snow, lashed by gale winds, hit Jerusalem again this afternoon rousing fears that this city was in for a repeat of the devastating snow fall that virtually paralyzed it two weeks ago. Householders began to stock up on food items as traffic hampered by snow drifts and slush slowed down to a crawl in…

  • Heavy Snow Hits Jerusalem for Second Time in Two Weeks; City Alerted

    Snow fell for the second consecutive day today in Jerusalem and for the second time in two weeks – as the city girded for a possible repeat of the havoc caused by the earlier storm. The Knesset (Parliament) prudently cut its session short last night so that members could get home before roads became impassable…

  • El Al Boeing 707 Machine-gunned by Arab Terrorists in Zurich, 8 Injured

    An El Al Boeing 720B airliner bound for Tel Aviv was machine-gunned by Arab terrorists tonight as it taxied into a take-off position on the runway at Kloten International Airport. Eight persons aboard the plane, including the pilot, were reported to have been wounded. One of the attackers was killed. Five others, one of them…

  • Snow Comes to Israel

    Snow blanketed Jerusalem and the surrounding hills today and freezing rains lashed Tel Aviv on the coast, disrupting normal life in both cities and snarling traffic between them. Israel experiences snowfalls on an average of once in two years. Water and heating pipelines are above ground and freeze when the temperature drops. Israeli cars do…

  • Rabbinical Court Building, Unsafe, Faces Demolition Despite Protests

    The building of the Supreme Rabbinical Court near the Wailing Wall in Old Jerusalem has been condemned as unsafe and will be torn down despite protests from the rabbinate. Part of the structure caved in under last week’s snow, damaging records and other documents which the rabbinate insisted on keeping in the building oven though…

  • Special JTA Interview Oskar Schindler: a Man for All Reasons

    I hated the brutality, the sadism and the insanity of Nazism. I just couldn’t stand by and see people destroyed. I did what I could, what I had to do, what my conscience told me I must do. That’s all there is to it. Really. Nothing more.” Oskar Schindler didn’t look at anyone in particular…

  • Jerusalem Paralyzed by Snow

    Jerusalem experienced its second snowfall of the winter today and the city where snow is a rarity, was virtually paralyzed. Public and private transportation came to a halt by mid-afternoon and interurban services in both directions ceased soon afterwards. The municipality’s snow clearing machinery was unable to cope with the downfall and stalled as the…

  • Jerusalem Digs in Itself out of Worst Snowstorm in Years

    The city today dug itself out of the worst snow storm in years. The main highways leading in and out of the city were cleared by 10 o’clock last night but snow plows and sanders took longer to clear paths through the city’s streets. Some Knesset members and staff were forced to spend the night…

  • Digging out of Worst Snowstorm

    Israelis began digging themselves out of the worst snowfall in recent years today. It blanketed much of the country from Galilee to the northern Negev, left many areas temporarily without heat or electric power and played havoc with deliveries of bread and milk. About 17 inches of snow fell in and around Jerusalem between 11:30…

  • Tel Aviv U Honors Chagall

    Marc Chagall has been presented with an honorary doctorate in humanities by Tel Aviv University and has been invited to lecture there, if was disclosed here by two officials of the university. Victor Carter, chairman of the Board of Governors, and Col. Yosef Carmel, deputy chairman, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that they visited the…

  • Soldiers Vote Under Varying Conditions

    From Mount Hermon in Syria to the West Bank of the Suez Canal, soldiers voted yesterday in Army units spread along the cease fire lines. Mild weather prevailed except in the north. But a snow storm in the Golan Heights presented no serious obstacle to the mobile polling stations moving swiftly from unit to unit,…

  • Winter Engulfs Israel

    Winter engulfed Israel in earnest this week in the form of heavy rains that extend through the normally arid Negev as far south as Eilat. It has proved a mixed blessing. Firemen were called to pump out flooded apartments in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. But water experts believe the heavy downpour will raise the level…

  • Power Failures Darken Israel

    The lights went out all over Israel this afternoon as hard pressed power stations gave in to enormous pressures from the elements and from consumers suffering from a bitter cold wave. Another freezing storm hit many parts of the country and Jerusalem was whipped by gales and hall and snow forecast tonight for high ground…

  • Snow-trapped Israel Thawing out

    Sunshine broke through the clouds this morning, swiftly melting the blanket of snow that virtually paralyzed Jerusalem yesterday and kept all but emergency vehicles off the roads. But a new freeze-up was predicted for tonight and motorists were warned again to keep their cars at home. Yesterday’s inundation of snow forced schools and government offices…