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  • Justice Minister Threatens High Court Judge for Holding Court on Sabbath

    Minister of Justice Yaacov Shimshon Shapiro told the Cabinet today that he would consider steps against Supreme Court Justice Zvi Berinson “as provided by law” to discipline him for holding court on the sabbath. Judge Berinson issued an 11th hour order Friday evening over-riding a Government ban on Sabbath television broadcasts. Mr. Shapiro called it… More ▸

  • Public School in Brazilian Province is Named for Late Prime Minister of Israel

    The governor of Guanabara province has announced that a Rio public school will be named in honor of the late Prime Minister of Israel, Levi Eshkol. Rio is the provincial capital and Brazil’s largest city. Several other public schools there have been named for Jews or Israel. One is the Anne Frank School, another the… More ▸

  • Mrs. Meir Begins Talks Aimed at Forming New Government, Consults with Nrp’s Shapiro

    Premier Golda Meir began informal talks today in an effort to establish a new coalition Government based on the results of last week’s Knesset election. She met today with Moshe Shapiro, leader of the National Religious Party, who is Minister of Interior in the outgoing Government. Mr. Shapiro yesterday advocated retention of the present national… More ▸

  • Most Israeli Commentators Find No Swing to Right in Knesset Election Returns

    Most Israeli political commentators were in disagreement today with the prevailing interpretation of the national elections results in foreign newspapers. They maintained that the increase in Gahal (Herut-Liberal alignment) seats in the new, seventh Knesset did not reflect acceptance by the electorate of a hard line shift to the right on the question of the… More ▸

  • 10,000 Volume Library Presented by Rabbi Levy to Seminary is Dedicated

    A 10,000 volume library presented to the Jewish Theological Seminary of America by the family of the late Rabbi Felix A. Levy, of Chicago, was dedicated last week as part of the Seminary’s reconstructed library. Dr. Simon Greenberg, vice chancellor of the Seminary who presided at the dedication ceremonies, said the gift was especially welcome… More ▸

  • Israelis Elect New National Government Tomorrow; Labor Party Seen Triumphant

    Israelis will go to the polls tomorrow amid a worsening Mideast crisis to elect their seventh Knesset (Parliament). But no one expects the elections to change the political complexion of the country to any noticeable degree. It is almost a foregone conclusion that the combined Labor factions headed by Premier Golda Meir will emerge victorious…. More ▸

  • Israeli Jets Hit Egyptian, Jordanian Positions; Eshkol’s Nephew is Buried

    Israel Air Force planes attacked Egyptian positions in the central sector of the Suez Canal for an hour last night and blasted an Arab guerrilla camp in Jordan this morning. A military spokesman said all aircraft returned safely to their bases despite heavy Egyptian anti-aircraft fire. The target in Jordan was a guerrilla encampment at… More ▸

  • Synagogue Council Files High Court Brief on Taxing Religious Property

    The Synagogue Council of America has joined Catholic and Protestant bodies in filing a “friend-of-the-court” brief with the United States Supreme Court opposing the taxation of religious property and activities on grounds that it would violate the First Amendment of the Constitution. The Synagogue Council represents the lay and rabbinical branches of Reform, Orthodox, and… More ▸

  • Overseas Jewish Capital Used to Buy Half of Shares of Zim Co.

    The first major infusion of international Jewish capital into an Israel government-owned enterprise took place here yesterday with the announcement that negotiations have been concluded for the purchase of 50 percent of the shares of the Zim Israel Navigation Co. by the Israel Corporation. Ltd. The announcement was made by Dr. Astorre Mayer, chairman, following… More ▸

  • Allon Says He Expects Few of the Jews Now Leaving Poland to Come to Israel

    Deputy Prime Minister Yigal Allon asserted yesterday that few of the Jews now leaving Poland will come to Israel. Mr. Allon, who heads the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption, told a press conference that Israel nevertheless expected 50,000 immigrants in 1970, double the number that will have arrived here by the end of 1969. According to… More ▸