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  • JDC Official Offers Firsthand Account of Myanmar Devastation

    Amos Avgar won’t talk about the signs of death he saw in Myanmar in the days immediately following Cyclone Nargis. “The death is apparent,” the bespectacled and graying Avgar told JTA in the offices of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee last week, a couple of days after returning from a weeklong fact-finding mission to… More ▸

  • Situation in Burma Triggers Concern

    Foreign Minister Shimon Peres expressed concern Thursday over the fate of Israelis in Burma, where clashes between security forces and anti-government demonstrators have left as many as 100 dead since Wednesday. Martial law has been in force in the country for a week. “We will take defensive steps to protect Israelis there,” the foreign minister… More ▸

  • Ben-gurion Arrives in Burma; is Given Official Dinner by President

    Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and his entourage arrived in Burma last night three hours late but in time for an official dinner tendered by the President of Burma. The trip was delayed by the need to change planes at Teheran. A large delegation of Burmese leaders, including the Burmese Chief of Staff Nu Win, greeted… More ▸

  • Ben-gurion Leaves for Burma; Stresses Israel-burmese Friendly Relations

    Prime Minster David Ben-Gurion left today for an official state visit to Burma during which he will confer with Burma’s Premier U Nu. Finance Minister Levi Eshkol will serve as Acting Premier during Mr. Ben-Gurion’s absence. In a prepared statement before his departure, the Premier declared: “I am leaving today for a new country but… More ▸

  • Golda Meir to Visit Far East; Will Tour Japan, Burma, Other Countries

    Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister, has scheduled a number of visits to Far Eastern countries, including Japan and Burma, early in 1962, the Foreign Ministry announced today. A number of other countries are expected to be included in the tour. Mrs. Meir will leave shortly after Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion’s visit to Burma in… More ▸