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  • Eshkol Was Last of Members of Second Aliyah to Hold High Office in Israel

    Levi Eshkol was one of the last of the members of the Second Aliyah to hold high office in Israel. Of his contemporaries and associates over a half-century, David Ben-Gurion. whom he succeeded as Prime Minister, is in the political background today, and Mrs. Golda Meir, the former Foreign Minister, no longer holds public office… More ▸

  • Allon Will Be First Sabra in Israel’s History to Be Premier

    Maj. Gen. Yigal Allon, Acting Prime Minister, will be the first Sabra (native-born Israeli) to hold the Premiership since Israel was founded in 1948. His predecessors–David Ben-Gurion, Moshe Sharett and Levi Eshkol–were all born in Russia and emigrated to Palestine as young men. Gen. Allon was born in 1918 at Kefar Tabor in Lower Galilee…. More ▸

  • News Brief

    United Nations Secretary General U Thant sent a message to Foreign Minister Eban which said he was “deeply distressed” to learn of the death and asked Mr. Eban to “convey to the members of the Government and the Prime Minister’s family my profound sympathy and sincere condolences.” Acting secretary of State Elliot Richardson, in a… More ▸

  • Egyptians Nervous Following Israeli Air Attack on 2 Terrorist Bases in Syria

    Cairo appeared to be suffering from a severe case of jitters today in the aftermath of Israel’s heavy bombing attack on two terrorist camps in Syria yesterday. The authoritative Cairo newspaper Al Ahram announced today that Egypt was on a “maximum alert.” It reported that the peoples’ militia, civil defense systems, hospitals, fire departments and… More ▸

  • National Religious Party Convention Surprised by Visit from Rumanian Chief Rabbi

    The National Religious Party opened its convention here yesterday, and the highlight of the occasion was a surprise appearance by Chief Rabbi Moses Rosen of Rumania. He had arrived to supervise the distribution of Torah scrolls which Rumanian-Jewish communities donated to synagogues in Israel. Interior Minister Moshe Shapiro declared in a keynote address that preservation… More ▸

  • Thant Responds to Jordanian Request, Asks Israeli Report on Status of Jerusalem

    The Foreign Ministry confirmed today that United Nations Secretary General U Thant has asked Israel to report on progress made toward implementing the Security Council’s May 21, 1967 resolution demanding the repeal of all steps taken to integrate and unify East and West Jerusalem. Mr. Thant’s note was sent after Jordan’s UN envoy Muhammed H…. More ▸

  • Credit Dayan’s Appearance Before Gahal with Saving National Coalition Cabinet

    An 11th hour appeal for national unity by Defense Minister Moshe Dayan on Thursday was credited with averting a split in the national coalition Cabinet. But some of Gen. Dayan’s Labor Party colleagues said today it was unseemly for Gen. Dayan to have intervened in the internal affairs of Gahal, the Herut-Liberal parties alignment. Gahal,… More ▸

  • Gahal Faces Split over Staying in National Coalition Government

    Gahal, the parliamentary alignment of the Herut and Liberal parties which almost precipitated a Cabinet crisis over alleged remarks of Prime Minister Levi Eshkol in a Newsweek interview, today faced a split in its own ranks. Differences have developed between the leaders of the two factions over whether to remain in the national coalition Government…. More ▸