• Thai Princesses to Visit Israel

    Two young princesses, daughters of King Shumipol of Thailand are scheduled to visit Israel this week for the first royal visit here in years. Princesses Sirindhorn, 20 and Chulabhorn, 18, will be escorted by an entourage of 15, touring the country at leisure over a 10-day period. Although the visit is private, Jerusalem sources relate… More ▸

  • Thai Prin Cesses to Visit Israel

    More than 50 Blacks and whites, Catholics and Protestants, conducted a prayer vigil of thanksgiving and intercession opposite the Soviet Embassy Sunday and presented “Easter lilies and matzohs of hope” to the Embassy on behalf of Soviet Jews and Christians. Congregations of the Metropolitan AME Church and the Luther Place Memorial Church and members of… More ▸

  • Chaplain Captain David M. Sobel, 28, Killed in Crash in Thailand

    Chaplain Captain David M. Sobel (USAF), Jewish Chaplain in Thailand, was killed March 7 in an automobile accident on a road from Bangkok to the airport, the Commission on Jewish Chaplaincy of the National Jewish Welfare Board (JWB) learned today. He was 28 years old. He had been assigned as a Chaplain in Thailand last… More ▸

  • Thailand Officials Praised for Averting Human Disaster

    Israeli officials repeatedly praised Thailand officials over the weekend for their handling of the incident in which four Arab terrorists seized the Israel Embassy in Thailand last Thursday and held six Israeli hostages for 19 hours before being persuaded by Thai officials and the Egyptian ambassador to Thailand to release the hostages unharmed. “Fortitude, sangfroid,… More ▸

  • Thailand-israel Sign Air Pact

    A four-man Israeli delegation arrived in Bangkok yesterday to sign a civil Aviation agreement with Thailand providing for reciprocal landing rights in each country. The delegation is headed by Ephraim Zussman, director of civil aviation at the Transport Ministry. The agreement, which was concluded in principle some time ago, provides El Al with a link… More ▸

  • Israeli-thai Relations Good

    Gen. Surakig Maylarp, commander of Thailand’s ground forces who arrived here Sunday for a two-day visit as a guest of the Israel Army, said yesterday that his country wanted to foster and maintain good relations with Israel’s armed forces. He said Israel has sold various types of arms to the Thai Army. More ▸

  • Amir, Consul General in N.y., to Become Israeli Ambassador in Thailand

    The outgoing Israeli Consul General, Rehaveam Amir, said here that “no other city (in the diaspora) can gratify a Jew or an Israeli as much as New York.” The 55-year-old Amir this week leaves the post he has held during the past three years to assume the Israeli Ambassadorship in Thailand. He commented in an… More ▸