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  • Israel Apologizes to Finland for Attack on Missionary School

    The Cabinet yesterday expressed regret over the attack on a Finnish missionary school by irresponsible elements during last week’s anti-mission demonstrations. Seven yeshiva students were arrested in connection with the incident. The Cabinet instructed Israel’s Ambassador in Helsinki to convey to the Finnish Government Israel’s apologies over the occurrence. Foreign Minister Golda Meir, meanwhile, received… More ▸

  • Finns Favor Israel-arab Talks; Ben-gurion Plans Defense Versus Rockets

    Prime Minister Ahti Karjalainen said today, after a half-hour talk with visiting Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, that Finland’s stand in favor of direct Israel-Arab peace talks remained firm. It was indicated that, if the proposal came up at the next United Nations General Assembly session, Finland would vote for it as it did at… More ▸

  • Finnish President Attends Dedication of Helsinki Jewish Center

    Finnish President Urho K. Kekkonen was the guest of honor at a ceremony here today dedicating a new $345,000 community center building, to serve this city’s 1,300 Jews. Construction of the new building was made possible with the help of a long-term loan of $45,000 from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, a Finnish Government… More ▸

  • Israel Cabinet Approves Trade Agreements with Yugoslavia, Finland

    The Cabinet today approved trade agreements with Yugoslavia and Finland. The Yugoslav-Israel trade pact provides for an exchange of goods worth $7,200,000 during the current year. The treaty with Finland provides for the import by Israel of $8,500,000 worth of goods and the export to Finland of $6,500,000 in Israeli products. More ▸

  • Finland Permits Sale of Israel Bonds; Campaign to Be Launched

    Through an agreement with the Bank of Finland, the government of that Scandinavian country has authorized the sale of Israel bonds in its territory, it was announced today by Dr. Joseph J. Schwartz, vice president of the Israel Bond Organization. The decision of the Finnish Government to permit the launching of a campaign for Israel… More ▸

  • Hersh Rosenfeld, Yiddish Poet, Dead; Was Honored by Finnish Government

    Hersh Rosenfield, noted Yiddish poet, died here this weekend at the age of 76. He was best known for his rendering into Yiddish of the Kalevala, the epic poem of Finnish literature. In 1954 he was honored by the Finnish Government for his work, which was hailed as a literary; tour de force in the… More ▸

  • $16,000,000 Trade Agreement Concluded Between Israel and Finland

    A $16,000,000 trade agreement between Israel and Finland was signed hare today. Israel will buy from Finland wood pulp products and will sell to the European country citrus fruit, tires and textiles. Israel bought $8,500,000 worth of Finnish goods in 1957-58 and exported to Finland only $3,500,000 of its own products. More ▸

  • 50 Israeli Industrial Firms Participate in Annual Fair in Finland

    Israel is the only foreign country to participate in the annual Finnish Fair, which opened here today. Some 50 Israeli firms are displaying their wares and the Israeli pavilion is giving the Finnish people a many-sided picture of the Jewish State’s development in the past decade. The Israeli pavilion was visited by a party of… More ▸

  • Finnish Government Refuses to Approve Sales of Arms to Israel

    Israel tried and failed to purchase arms from Finland, the Times of London reported here today from Helsinki. The correspondent asserted that Israelis recently sought to purchase mortars and other weapons from Finnish manufacturers but the government refused to approve such sales. Helsinki was reported to have felt that selling arms to Israel might lead… More ▸

  • Israel and Finland Sign $11, 000, 000 Trade Agreement in Helsinki

    Israel and Finland have signed a new $11, 000, 000 trade agreement, the Israel Foreign Ministry announced today. Formal signature took place in Helsinki Friday. Israel will sell Finland citrus products, tires and textile, taking in exchange paper, cartons and pulp. More ▸