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  • Goldmann Says Eshkol Death Came at a ‘time when Internal Unity is Essential’

    The death of Premier Levi Eshkol was called today “a real tragedy for Israel at a time when internal unity is essential for the nation’s strength” by Dr. Nahum Goldmann. World Jewish Congress president and for many years World Zionist Organization president. Dr. Goldmann spoke at a memorial meeting at the Park Ave. Synagogue which… More ▸

  • Cjfwf President Fox Tells Argentine Officials Purpose of Latin American Mission

    Louis Fox of Baltimore, president of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, told Argentine Jewish officials yesterday that he and other CJFWF members visiting Latin American Jewish communities had come “not to tell how to do things but to exchange views.” Members of the CJFWF delegation, reportedly comprising the first mission representing American… More ▸

  • Cabinet Approves Recommendations for Memorializing Levi Eshkol’s Name in Negev

    The Cabinet approved yesterday a series of recommendations for memorializing the late Prime Minister Levi Eshkol which were drawn up by a joint committee of cabinet members and the Jewish Agency. In accordance with the recommendations, two-sub-districts in the western Negev–Besor and Maon–will be known as the Eshkol sub-district and the local council will be… More ▸

  • ‘mideast Leadership Parley Hears Marshall Label ‘crisis’ As ‘phony’

    Brig. Gen. S.L.A. Marshall, author and military affairs analyst, told the National Leadership Conference on Mideast Peace today that the “so-called Mideast Crisis is as phony as an eight dollar bill.” Addressing 600 delegates from across the nation, Brig. Gen. Marshall said that the “area was not now a powder keg. There is no real… More ▸

  • Soviet Army Newspaper Says Israel Plans New Mideast War

    The Soviet Army newspaper Red Star charged last week that Israel was bent on frustrating Middle East peace efforts and was planning to trigger a new war. The paper claimed that the successors to the late Premier Levi Eshkol “not only remain loyal to the old goals of his government but are using the same… More ▸

  • Mrs. Meir Becomes 4th Premier As Knesset Gives Her a 84-12 Vote of Confidence

    The Knesset (Parliament) gave an overwhelming vote of confidence today to the coalition government of Mrs. Golda Meir. who becomes Israel’s fourth Premier. The vote was taken following an hour-long speech by the 70-year-old former Milwaukee school teacher in which she served notice that Israel would never accept a solution to the Middle East conflict… More ▸

  • Rabbinical Assembly Told of Efforts to Strengthen Conservative Movement in Israel

    The president of the Rabbinical Assembly, the rabbinical arm of Conservative Judaism, called today for new efforts to establish a strong Conservative movement in Israel, Rabbi Ralph Simon of Chicago, addressing 500 rabbis assembled here for the international rabbinical association’s 69th annual convention, enumerated steps already taken to achieve that objective. He said the Israel… More ▸

  • Canadian Government Leader Says Nixon Creates Climate for Peace Negotiations

    A former Foreign Minister of Canada and present government leader in the Canadian Senate said today that he thought President Nixon “definitely has created the climate for peace negotiations both in Southeast Asia and in the Eastern Mediterranean area.” But, he warned, the achievement of Middle East peace depended entirely upon Arab leaders who must… More ▸

  • Tel Aviv University Will Name New Center for Technological Sciences for Eshkol

    Tel Aviv University will name a new element in its structure the Levi Eshkol Center for Technological Sciences, its president Dr. George S. Wise announced today. The Center, which will open this October, will be named for the late Premier, he said, because of “the great interest he had shown in higher education and technology… More ▸

  • Presidents Conference Slates 2-day Parley of Leaders on Middle East Issues

    The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations announced today that a National Jewish Leadership Conference on Peace in the Middle East will convene here March 23-24 bringing together some 400 Jewish leaders from all over the country. Rabbi Herschel M. Schacter, chairman of the group, said each of its 22 constituent agencies will… More ▸