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  • Premier Golda Meir Arrives in Philadelphia; Given Warm Welcome, Tight Security

    Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir arrived at International Airport this afternoon and was given a warm welcome from Pennsylvania officialdom and the Jewish community. She arrived against a background of what was believed to be the heaviest security precautions ever taken at the airport here, reports JTA Washington correspondent Milton Friedman. As a United States… More ▸

  • Conflict Breaks out Between Israel Government, Jewish Agency on Immigration

    A new conflict developed between the Israel Government and the Jewish Agency over the functions of each in the sphere of immigration. The Agency Executive has unanimously rejected a reported proposal by Deputy Premier Yigal Allon to transfer most of the Agency’s immigration activities to the Ministry for Immigrant Absorption which Mr. Allon heads. The… More ▸

  • Histadrut Treasurer Says Israel Develops Economy, Society As if There Were No War

    The treasurer of Histadrut, Israel’s labor federation, said here today that the virtual state of war that exists in the Middle East has not prevented Israel from expanding its economy and developing its society “as though there were no war going on.” Yehoshua Levy spoke at a luncheon meeting of the directors of the National… More ▸

  • Farband Calls on Communal Bodies to Seek Jewish Studies Programs in Major Universities

    Farband, the Labor Zionist Order, said today that demands of Black and Spanish-speaking students for cultural recognition branded the melting pot theory as “false and bankrupt,” It called on central Jewish communal bodies to seek establishment of programs of Jewish studies in every major university in this country “dealing as much as possible with the… More ▸

  • New Housing Project Named for Late Premier Levi Eshkol is Opened in Jerusalem

    Ramat Eshkol, a housing project in northeast Jerusalem, was opened yesterday when Housing Minister Mordecai Bentov handed the keys to the apartments to their first residents. Some 96 persons moved into the apartments built on former Jordanian territory which had been unused. Mr. Bentov said the apartments, named for the late President Levi Eshkol, will… More ▸

  • Israeli Soldier is Killed by Egyptian Sniper; 6 Terrorists Slain in Clashes

    An Israeli soldier was killed by an Egyptian sniper along the Suez Canal yesterday. Israeli units killed six Arab saboteurs is separate encounters last night and this morning in the Jordan Valley and the Gaza Strip. The latest casualty in the canal zone was Pvt. Sayid Franco. He was killed near the spot where Second… More ▸

  • Little Progress is Reported in Efforts to Establish Labor Party Unity

    With national elections little more than two months away, the Israel Labor Party appeared to be making little progress toward narrowing the gap with its disaffected Rafi faction. The situation was complicated by the emergence of splits within Rafi itself. Veteran party leaders and Rafi adherents got together for a “talk session” last night but… More ▸