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  • U.S. Moves to Sell Arms to Israel, Egypt, Kuwait

    The Reagan administration officially notified Congress Monday that it intends to sell 75 F-16 fighter planes to Israel worth $2 billion. The sale, which is intended to offset Israel’s cancellation last year of the Lavi fighter project, would automatically go through May 4, unless Congress voted to block it. Apparently there is little opposition. Gerald… More ▸

  • Israelis Intercept Kuwaiti Plane

    A Kuwaiti Airbus 310 passenger aircraft carrying about 110 passengers and crew was intercepted and escorted out of Israeli airspace by military jets after it strayed nearly two miles into Israeli airspace over the Golan Heights, a military official reported here. The Kuwaiti aircraft was on a flight from Damascus to Kuwait, and according to… More ▸

  • Georgetown University Accepts $1 Million Endowment from Kuwait for Its Arab Studies Center

    Georgetown University has accepted an endowment of $1 million from the government of Kuwait for its Georgetown Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, which also is being financed this year by 24 American corporations. Wesley Christenson, Georgetown’s director of public relations, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that the Kuwait endowment has raised the total contributed to… More ▸

  • 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 ▸