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  • Sharon Defends U.s.-israel Agreement As ‘a Real Change’ in Israel’s International Standing

    Defense Minister Ariel Sharon asserted today that the U.S. -Israel memorandum of understanding on strategic cooperation meant “a real change” in Israel’s international standing. In a tough Knesset speech in reply to four motions of no confidence, Sharon accused the opposition of deliberately “perverting” the accord in order to criticize it. He called on the… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines a ‘love Canal’ in Israel

    — Romat Hovov may become the “Love Canal” of Israel, according to some environmental experts. The Israel government has proposed a national hazardous waste facility at this site, 12 kilometers from Beersheba, Dr. Philip Alkon told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Alkon is senior research scientist at the Desert Ecology Center of Ben Gurion University of… More ▸

  • Founders Get State Ceremonies

    State memorial services will be held from now on at the gravesides of Theodor Herzl, Chaim Weizmanh, and Zeev Jabotinsky — as well as David Ben Gurion, the Cabinet decided Sunday. The decision came at the suggestion of Premier Menachem Begin. The ceremonies for Herzl and Jabotinsky will be held on Mt. Herzl in Jerusalem;… More ▸

  • Il Devalued Again; Il 9.44=$1; Treasury Introduces Il 500 Note

    The Israel Pound was devalued another 1.9 percent yesterday making it now IL 9.44 to the U.S. dollar. This was the 20th mini-devaluation since June, 1975. The continuing devaluation of the Pound is probably the cause of another innovation revealed by the Ministry of Finance yesterday, a IL 500 note. Up to now the largest… More ▸

  • First Jewish Film, Tv Festival

    To all intents and purposes it looked like Hollywood and its halcyon days when kleig lights, the news and radio media and thousands of spectators filled the main street to scan the motion picture celebrities making their way into a posh cinema for a world premiere. Here, however, the din outside the Jerusalem Theater marked… More ▸

  • U.S. Defense Official Confirms Israel to Get Four of the Military Items Ford Approved

    U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense William Clements confirmed today four of the items on Israel’s military purchase list approved by President Ford last week Clements and his party of military experts and ranking officers departed for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia today after three days of conferences with top Israeli political and military leaders. Two of the… More ▸

  • News Brief

    The Knesset approved unanimously a bill to commemorate Israel’s first Premier. David Ben Gurion. The bill, approved on its first reading, will be further discussed in the Knesset’s Education Committee. Three institutions. Ben Gurion’s home in Tel Aviv, the Institute for the Legacy of Ben Gurion in Kibbutz Sde Boker in the Negev, and the… More ▸

  • Pinhas Lavon Dead at 72

    Funeral services were held today at Hulda for Pinhas Lavon, a veteran Labor Party and Histadrut leader who, as Defense Minister in 1954 became the central figure in this country’s most prolonged and bitter political dispute that led to the resignation of Premier David Ben Gurion. Mr. Lavon, who was 72, died yesterday at the… More ▸

  • JNF Completes First Stage of Rafah Regional Center Work

    The Jewish National Fund is ready to hand over to the Ministry of Housing a tract of 200 dunams in the Rafah region south of Gaza which the JNF has now fully prepared for settlement. Upon this tract will arise the first homes in the planned “Absalom” regional center which is to serve the kibbutzim… More ▸