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  • Evron Defends Use of U.S. Made Arms for Defense a Gainst Terrorism

    Israel Ambassador Ephraim Evron chided critics of Israel’s use of American-made war planes in its retaliatory attacks on Palestine Liberation Organization bases in south Lebanon. Addressing the American Mizrachi Women’s national convention at the Sheraton Centre here, which began yesterday and will conclude tomorrow, Evron told the 500 delegates: “The Lebanese-Israeli border is not a… More ▸

  • Strauss Meets Jewish Leaders

    Special Ambassador Robert Strauss met for 80 minutes today with eight Jewish leaders in the first of his planned series of meetings with interested Americans on Middle East policy issues. Strauss reportedly briefed his visitors in detail on his last discussions in Cairo and Jerusalem. While it is understood the Andrew Young affair was mentioned,… More ▸

  • U.S. Plans $1.20 Billion to Beef Up Saudi Arabian Combat Battalions

    Steps by Saudi Arabia to modernize its national guard may get a boost from the United States. The Pentagon said yesterday that under an extension of a 1973 agreement between Saudi Arabia and the U.S. some $1.20 billion has been earmarked by the U.S. to help organize, train and equip an additional Saudi Arabian light… More ▸

  • Jewish Leaders Hit Vienna Meeting

    Jewish leaders have strongly denounced Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky and former West German Chancellor Willy Brandt for meeting with Palestine Liberation Organization chief Yasir Arafat in Vienna last weekend. They charged that Kreisky, chairman of the Socialist International, and Brandt, vice president of the Socialist International, gave legitimacy to a terrorist group and thereby undermined… More ▸

  • Report Execution of Elkanian Personally Approved by Khomeini

    The death warrant and execution of Iranian Jewish community leader Habib Elkanian in Teheran Tuesday was personally approved by the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, “as a warning to American and Zionist agents in Iran,” Iranian sources in Teheran told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. The execution, the first of a prominent Iranian Jew, was seen by many… More ▸

  • Sadat. Carter. Begin Receive Humanitarian Awards from Armdi

    American Red Magen David for Israel (ARMDI), the U.S. support arm of Israel’s Red Cross (MDA), honored President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, Premier Menachem Begin of Israel and President Carter with the 1979 ARMDI Humanitarian Award at the ARMDI annual luncheon attended by 800 guests at the Sheraton Centre here last Thursday. Accepting the awards… More ▸

  • Special Interview Spotlight on Youth Aliya

    “We want to see Jews abroad as partners in youth aliya, not only in terms of money, but as involved individuals in its day to day problems.” This observation was made by Yoseph Shapiro, head of the Youth aliya department of the Jewish Agency to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in Jerusalem following his recent three-week… More ▸

  • News Brief

    The Israel Educational Prize was awaked recently to American Mizrachi Women’s Kfar Batya Children’s Village in Raanana, near Tel Aviv for an interethnic music project, called an “experiment in harmony.” President Yitzhak Navon, at a ceremony in his home, presented the Ministry of Education and Culture’s citation of appreciation to Mordechai Sobol, 27, Kfar Batya’s… More ▸

  • Jewish Leaders, Israel Officials in U.S., Pay Tribute to Mrs. Meir

    American Jewish leaders and Israeli officials in the United States mourned the death of former Israeli Premier Golda Meir this weekend. Memorial prayers for her were said in synagogues throughout the U. S. At the United Jewish Appeal’s national conference, some 2500 persons at the gala 40th anniversary banquet at the New York Hilton last… More ▸

  • Special U.S. Educational Programs Involve Six Jewish Organizations and Israel in Aiding Third World

    Two special U.S. educational programs, one involving a newly formed consortium of six Jewish organizations and Israel in an assistance program for Third World nations, and another encouraging Arabs to study in Israel and Israelis in Arab countries, are on their way towards practical fulfillment. The U.S. Agency for International Development (AID) has provided a… More ▸