Burma

  • David Hacohen Named Israel’s First Minister to Burma

    David Hacohen, director of Solel Boneh, the construction cooperative and a Mapai member of the Knesset, has been named Israel’s first Minister to Burma. the Foreign Ministry announced last night. Mr. Hacohen will be Israel’s first diplomatic envoy to any member of the Asian-Arab bloc. More ▸

  • Sympathy for Israel Reported Growing in India. Burma, Indonesia

    There is great interest in Israel and sympathy for her cause in India, Burma and Indonesia, despite Arab propaganda, Reuben Barakat, Mapai leader, declared here today after returning from an extensive tour of the Far East. Mr. Barakat, who was an Israeli delegate to the recent conference of Asiatic Socialist parties in Rangoon, reported that… More ▸

  • Lebanese Delegates at Burma Conference Attack Israel; Walk out

    Lebanese delegates to the conference of Asiatic Socialist Parties being held here, this week-end walked out of a meeting of the body after delivering a blistering attack on the State of Israel and a personal denunciation of Israel Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett, head of the Mapai delegation to the parley. The chairman of the session… More ▸

  • Sharett Outlines Israel’s Stand on Asia at Burma Conference

    Israel’s Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett, addressing the opening session of the first Asian Socialist Conference last night, said that the people of Israel felt they were returning to Asian identity after a long exile. Israel Premier Ben Gurion, in a message of greetings to the conference, stressed the great mission of the Socialist movement in… More ▸

  • Sharett Heads Israel Socialist Delegation to Burma Parley

    A Mapai delegation left here this morning for Rangoon, Burma, to attend a conference of Asiatic Socialist parties, which opens January 15. Israel’s Minister, Moshe Sharett, who will head the delegation, will leave during the week-end. Before the departure of the delegation, one member, Reuben Barakat, said that Israel will raise the question of coordinating… More ▸

  • Jews Refuse to Permit Truce Observers to Check Convoys on “israeli’s Burma Road”

    The United Nations Truce Commission met here today to a report to U.N. Mediator Count Folke Bernadotte informing him that the Jewish authorities have refused to permit U.N. observers to check food convoys entering Jerusalem under the secretly built bypass road which skirts Latrun and is completely controlled by the Israeli army. The Truce Commission… More ▸

  • Britain Considering Establishment of Jewish Army for Burma Front

    The Chicago Sun, in a cable from London, reports that Britain is considering creation of a Jewish army of possibly one or more divisions assigned to help drive the Japanese from Burma, it was learned here. “The idea, which has found favor in certain responsible military quarters, is that the Jewish soldiers would be recruited… More ▸

  • Jewish Communities in India Shelter 600 Jews Who Escaped from Burma

    More than 600 Jews who fled from bombed and fire-ravaged Rangoon, Mandalay and other Burmese cities, prior to the Japanese occupation of all of Burma, are now being fed and sheltered by the Jewish communities of Bombay and Calcutta, assisted by the Indian Government, it was announced here today. Together with Indian and European refugees,… More ▸