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  • Jewish Officer in Indian Army Killed in Fighting Against Pakistan

    A Jewish officer in the Indian army, Col. Joseph Ephraim Jhirad, was killed last Friday in action in the undeclared Indian war with Pakistan, the Bombay Jewish Central Board announced today. H. Cynowicz, president of the board, said that Col. Jhirad had been a “faithful son of the Jewish people of India, who served his… More ▸

  • Pakistan President Rejects Role As Mediator Between Arabs and Israel

    President Ayub Khan of Pakistan indicated skepticism here today as to whether his country could act effectively as mediator in the Arab-Israeli disputes. In reply to a question following an address to the National Press Club, where he was asked whether his State, as a Moslem nation outside the Arab League, could not take the… More ▸

  • Pakistan Takes Neutral Stand on Iran’s Recognition of Israel

    President Ayub Khan of Pakistan declared today that no uniform policy regarding recognition of Israel was possible for member countries of the Central Treaty Organization. He told a press conference in Karachi that each member of the CENTO bloc was guided by its own policy with respect to Israel. The Pakistani President denied press reports… More ▸

  • ‘israel Has Come to Stay,’ Says President of Pakistan in London

    Field Marshal Ayub Khan, President of Pakistan, declared here yesterday that “Israel has come to stay.” The affirmation of Israel’s status as a de facto state was made by the leader of the Moslem country at a luncheon tendered him by military correspondents here. Pakistan has always supported the Arab states in their negative views… More ▸

  • Congressional Body Hears Testimony on Pakistani Ban on U.S. Jews

    Director James W. Riddleberger of the United States International Cooperation Administration today told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that he is examining ICA’s Pakistan operations to determine the facts of a new “gentleman’s agreement” barring American Jews from assignment to that Moslem nation. Mr. Riddleberger told the committee he would not knowingly permit religious discrimination… More ▸

  • State Dept. Queried on Barring Jews from U.S. Service in Pakistan

    Secretary of State Christian Herter was asked today to explain a new policy barring American personnel of the Jewish faith from assignment to United States diplomatic and aid missions in Pakistan. The request was made by Representative Leonard Farbstein, New York Democrat, a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Rep. Farbstein told Secretary… More ▸

  • Senators to Act on U.S. Barring Jews from Its Staff in Pakistan

    Members of the United States Congress today indicated that they intend to take action aimed at securing the annulment of a reported “gentleman’s agreement” developed between Pakistan, on the one side, and the State Department and the U.S. International Cooperation Administration, on the other, barring American personnel of Jewish faith from assignment to the U.S…. More ▸

  • U.N. Moves Meeting from Pakistan to Secure Israel’s Attendance

    Pakistan’s refusal to admit an Israeli delegation as “observer” to the scheduled session of the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East, which was to have been held at Karachi, beginning February 17, has caused the UN to alter the opening date of the ECAFE meeting and to move it to Bangkok, Thailand, according… More ▸

  • To Shift Parley from Which Pakistan Barred Israelis.

    As a result of the refusal of the Pakistan Government to permit an Israeli observer to attend a session in Karachi of the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East, the conference will be shifted to another site, it was learned today. The two-week session, which was to have opened February 17, will probably… More ▸

  • Jews in Pakistan Receive Passover Supplies from J. D. C.

    Jewish communities in eleven countries have received from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Passover supplies, including 250, 000 pounds of matzoth, 70, 000 pounds of matzoth meal, and 7, 500 bottles of sacramental wines. For the first time, Jews in Pakistan have received Passover supplies from the JDC, Charles Jordan, JDC overseas director, said… More ▸