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  • Six-day War Anniversary Finds Israel Confident but No Nearer Peace

    The second anniversary of the start of the Six-Day War today found Israel confident that the new war threatened by the Arabs was unlikely but no nearer to the end of the no-war, no-peace condition which has been Israel’s lot since its birth. The nation’s economic boom was accompanied by the knowledge that the country… More ▸

  • Goldmann Denies Conducting Diplomatic Activities Without Consulting Israel

    Dr. Nahum Goldmann emphatically denied today that he has been conducting independent diplomatic activities concerning Israel without consulting Israeli leaders as alleged recently by some Israeli newspapers. Dr. Goldmann, president of the World Jewish Congress, issued his statement after the WJC governing council unanimously adopted a resolution declaring the Jewish peoples’ solidarity with Israel. The… More ▸

  • Aj Congress’ Washington Chapter Raps Creche Placed on Nearby Maryland Park Land

    The practice of placing a creche on suburban Montgomery County park land each Christmas was under challenge today by the Washington chapter of the American Jewish Congress as possibly involving a violation of the Constitutional church-state separation principle. A Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission replied that “we should not be fighting over trifles… More ▸

  • British Jews to Raise Funds for Levi Eshkol Memorial Forest at Degania Beth

    British Jewry will be asked to provide funds for 250,000 trees to be planted in a memorial forest bearing the name of the late Prime Minister Levi Eshkol. The forest, sponsored by the Jewish National Fund, will be planted in Daganya Beth, the kibbutz of which Mr. Eshkol was a founder and member. Anglo-Jewish organizations… More ▸

  • Mark 2nd Anniversary of Jerusalem’s Reunification, 21st Year of Statehood

    Israel marked today the second anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem and the 21st anniversary of the founding of the Jewish State against a background of Arab-inspired incidents and some efforts to shut down schools and businesses in the occupied areas. Israelis celebrated the anniversary of statehood on April 23 in accordance with the Hebrew… More ▸

  • Mrs. Meir Calls Lebanon, Where Arabs Are Clashing, Israel’s ‘new Trouble Spot’

    Premier Golda Meir warned yesterday that the Lebanese border was Israel’s “new trouble spot” and said that top priority would be given to the construction of shelters in Israeli villages near the Lebanese frontier. Mrs. Meir spoke at a meeting of the Histadrut leadership as reports reached here of new clashes between Lebanese Army troops… More ▸

  • Mrs. Meir Denies Responding Favorably to Goldmann Proposal on Diaspora Consultations

    A report attributed to Dr. Nahum Goldmann saying that Premier Golda Meir had responded favorably to a proposal to create a permanent framework for consultations between Israel Government leaders and leaders of Diaspora Jewry was denied by the Prime Minister’s office. A spokesman said the report was based on a misunderstanding. He said the subject… More ▸

  • Secretary of Labor Shultz Praises B’nai B’rith for Services to Youth

    Secretary of Labor George P. Shultz had words of praise yesterday for B’nai B’rith and its far-flung services on American campuses and communities all over the country. Mr. Shultz was the principal speaker at the B’nai B’rith Supreme Lodge award dinner in honor of Moses L. Kove, a former magistrate and former Assistant United States… More ▸

  • Israel’s Largest Reservoir is Renamed for Late Premier Levi Eshkol

    Israel’s largest reservoir, at Beth Netoffa in Lower Galilee, was officially re-named the Levi Eshkol reservoir yesterday in honor of the late Prime Minister of Israel. A large stone monument was unveiled by Mr. Eshkol’s widow at ceremonies attended by Prime Minister Golda Meir and Minister of Agriculture Chaim Gvati. More ▸