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  • Behind the Headlines Professors Hear It As It is

    The first Israeli seminar of a new American group, the Zionist Academic Council (ZAC), ended here last week with its 30 participants, faculty members from colleges across the United States, all feeling that they had been presented with unadorned, straight-from-the-shoulder impressions of Israel’s problems. The mission organizers, officials of the American Zionist Federation in New…

  • Begin Receives Nobel Peace Prize

    The 1978 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded here today to Israeli Premier Menachem Begin and to Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, who was represented at the ceremony by former Parliament Speaker Said Marai. Both men, Begin in his address, and Sadat in his message read out by Marai, pledged themselves in the Israeli Premier’s words, to:…

  • Special to the JTA Khoumeini’s Aides Say the New Iran Might Renew Links with Israel

    Close advisers to the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khoumeini said here they were neither anti-Israeli nor anti-Jewish and that the “New Iran” might even renew at same future date some of its former links with Israel. They told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that Israel will have to fulfill, however, three basic conditions first sign a peace treaty…

  • Israeli City to Get Two Buffalos As Gift from U.S. Sister City

    After six months delay due to snow storms, air line strikes and the DC-10 groundings, the Israeli town of Kiryat Gat, a community of 29,000, will be presented with two American buffalos in mid-August. The bison will fly on a one-stop El Al flight from Chicago. The pair are a gift from Kiryat Gat’s sister…

  • Foreign Ministry Assails Security Council Resolution

    The Foreign Ministry issued a statement today declaring that there was no justification for the resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the occupied territories which the UN Security Council adopted unanimously yesterday. The statement said that Jewish settlements in Judaea and Samaria are not only Israel’s right but part of its defense system and expressed regret…

  • Cabinet Rejects UN Resolution

    The Cabinet today angrily rejected the United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the occupied territories and Jerusalem and expressed “deep resentment” that the United States had voted for it. A government statement issued, after the meeting categorically rejected the resolution’s call for dismantling settlements in the territories and Jerusalem. Claiming that Jewish…

  • Stormy Weather in Israel

    Israel had a foretaste of winter when a sudden storm unleashed gale force winds over most of the country last night accompanied by heavy rain and substantial snowfall in Jerusalem and other high-lying areas. There were countless accidents as motorists skidded on ice-coated roads and traffic jams developed in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem because signal…

  • Letter from Shcharansky Ends Worry

    Four months of mounting worry by Anatoly Shcharansky’s mother Ida Milgrom in Moscow that her son might have died in the Perm labor camp ended last weekend when she received a letter from him dated Aug. 30 from the camp hospital. In the letter, whose contents were phoned to Anatoly’s wife Avital in Jerusalem and…

  • Behind the Headlines the Jews of Morocco

    The Jews of Morocco are steadfast and strong, yet inwardly troubled by peril to their unity and numbers. This situation was gleaned in heart-warming and stimulating meetings this reporter had with the heads of Jewish communities in the half dozen urban centers late last month. The cause of the inner anxiety was expressed succinctly by…