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  • Administration Surprised by Begin’s Decision to Cancel Visit

    The Reagan Administration, which for weeks has been denying reports that either Israeli Premier Menachem Begin or President Amin Gemayel of Lebanon would cancel their trips to Washington, appeared surprised by Begin’s decision to cancel, announced today. No one could give any reason for Begin’s decision except the unexplained “personal reasons” given by Begin himself…. More ▸

  • Hussein’s Message to Begin Contains Nothing New, Israeli Official Says

    Israel Radio reported yesterday that two Americans brought Premier Menachem Begin a message from King Hussein of Jordan last week expressing the monarch’s interest in en- tering the Middle East peace process. According to the radio report, Hubert Humphrey 3rd, Minnesota’s Attorney General and son of the late Democratic Vice President Hubert Humphrey, and Marc… More ▸

  • Begin Ready to Accept an Invitation to Visit Germany

    Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin has indicated that he will accept an invitation to visit West Germany which is likely to be extended by Chancellor Helmut Kohl when he visits Israel August 31, diplomatic sources here said today. Die Welt reported today, however, that acceptance of the invitation does not mean that Begin will actually… More ▸

  • Begin Intervenes in Clashes Between Zealots and Police

    Premier Menachem Begin intervened today to dampen the escalating violence by religious zealots in Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods. He read a statement at the end of the weekly Cabinet session expressing sorrow over the clashes between zealots and police and declared his full confidence in the measures taken by Interior Minister Yosef Burg to end the… More ▸

  • Rumors Notwithstanding, Begin and Reagan Will Meet As Scheduled

    Premier Menachem Begin’s visit to Washington at the end of this month is on, despite rumors to the contrary here and in Washington. Officials close to Begin said this weekend that the July 27 meeting with President Reagan at the White House will take place as scheduled. They said Begin’s visit was likely to comprise… More ▸

  • Knesset Approves First Woman in Begin Cabinet

    The Knesset voted 62-50 yesterday to approve the appointment to the Cabinet of Liberal-Likud MK Sarah Doron as a Minister-Without-Portfolio. There was one abstention. Doron will be the first woman in the all male Cabinets presided over by Premier Menachem Begin since Likud was first elected to office in 1977. There had been considerable opposition… More ▸

  • Seek to Ban Protests Outside Begin’s Residence, Other Homes

    The coalition will give top priority to a Knesset bill banning demonstrations outside private residences. The measure was drafted as a result of weeks of anti-war demonstrations and pro-government counter-demonstrations outside Premier Menachem Begin’s residence on Balfour St. in the Rehavia section of Jerusalem. Begin is not known to have complained but some of his… More ▸

  • Doctors’ Strike, Fast End As Arbitration Procedures Begin; Hospitals Re-open

    The four-month-old doctors strike ended today along with the mass hunger strike by doctors that began II days ago and forced most of the major hospitals to close or drastically curtail their services. Dr. Ram Ishai, chairman of the Israel Medical Association (IMA), ordered the doctors to return to work this morning. The doctors’ representatives… More ▸