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  • 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 ▸

  • Begin’s July 27 White House Visit to Be Preceded by Reagan-gemayel Meeting July 22

    The White House announced today that Israeli Premier Menachem Begin has accepted President Reagan’s invitation to visit him in Washington July 27. The White House also announced that President Amin Gemayel of Lebanon will visit President Reagan a week earlier, on July 22. Meanwhile, U.S. special envoy Philip Habib continued his consultations at the State… More ▸

  • Begin Calls Ehrlich Both ‘friend’ and ‘rival’ As Minister is Buried

    Simcha Ehrlich, Israel’s Deputy Premier who died Sunday night, was buried at the Nahlat Yitzhak cemetery in Givatayim this afternoon. He was eulogized by Premier Menachem Begin as “a dear friend” who was “both a friend and a rival.” Begin was the only speaker at the graveside, by request of Ehrlich’s family. “We all benefitted… More ▸