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  • Kuwaiti Warns of Religious War on Israel if Begin Moves Office to East Jerusalem

    The Security Council resumed its debate on Jerusalem today and heard various Arab speakers denouncing Israel and warning that Israel’s intentions in regard to East Jerusalem can provoke a war between the Jewish State and the whole Islamic world. Abdolla Yaccoub Bishara, Kuwait’s UN Ambassador, warned that if Premier Menachem Begin of Israel moved his… More ▸

  • France to Sell Mirage Jets to Iraq, Kuwait

    France announced last week that it will sell, 24 Mirage F-I fighter-interceptor planes to Iraq and six Alpha-jet planes to Kuwait. French official sources said that both these countries are expected to buy additional planes and electronic equipment in France in order to farther modernize their air forces. More ▸

  • Kuwaiti Firm Agrees to Comply with N.Y. Anti-discrimination Law

    A Kuwaiti firm has promised to comply with New York State’s human rights law barring discrimination in employment. The pledge was made by Yusuf A. Alghanim & Sons after the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation League filed a complaint with the New York State Division of Human Rights over a help wanted ad placed in the New… More ▸

  • Gsa Urged to End U.S. Lease on Building Purchased by Kuwait

    Rep. Richard L. Ottinger (D.NY) has called on the General Services Administration to “immediately terminate” a U.S. lease on a 12-story building in Washington purchased by the government of Kuwait. Ottinger also asked Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger to assist the GSA’s administrator, Jack Eckard, to end the 18-year contract at $2.3 million each… More ▸

  • Boston Jewish Group Watching Closely Reported Sale of Properties to Kuwait Interests

    The Boston Jewish Community Council reported it was watching closely the reported sale of extensive properties in Boston to Kuwaiti interests. Albert Schlossberg, Council President, said the properties included in the reported sale “have as tenants a high percentage of residents and professional people who are Jewish.” He said if indications of discriminatory action developed,… More ▸

  • Council Votes to Allow Kuwait-owned Firm to Develop Island

    The Charleston County Council rejected protests from Charleston Jews and conservationists and voted preliminary approval to a zoning change to allow a Kuwait-owned corporation to develop a barrier island near Charleston into a luxury resort. Local environmental and Jewish groups had lobbied strongly against the proposal since the Kuwait sheikhdom and Kuwait investors purchased the… More ▸

  • Jewish Community Seeks to Bar Kuwaiti Development of Island off South Carolina

    The Jewish community here has asked the Charleston County Council to deny a Kuwaiti company and its American subsidiaries permission to develop Kiawah Island off the South Carolina coast as long as Kuwait continues its blacklist and boycott of American firms. The Council will hold a public hearing on re-zoning the island on March 24…. More ▸

  • Kuwait Wants Holland Punished

    According to information received here, some Arabs are demanding punishment of Holland for defending the right of a Dutch Jewish journalist to enter Saudi Arabia on his professional duties. A newspaper in Kuwait, Al Kabas, was reported as declaring that because the Dutch Foreign Minister, Max van der Stoel, has decided not to visit Saudi… More ▸