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  • 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…