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  • Jewish Servicemen in Viet Nam Send Contributions to U.J.A.

    American Jewish servicemen in Viet Nam have joined in the United Jewish Appeal campaign back home by sending in a collective contribution to the current UJA drive, it was announced here today by the Jewish Welfare Board. The contribution, totaling $147, was sent to the UJA by Chaplain Harry Z. Schreiner, who is stationed in… More ▸

  • Moshe Dayan Arrives in U.s.; Will Proceed to Viet Nam As Correspondent

    Moshe Dayan, former Israeli Chief of Staff and Minister of Agriculture, and currently a member of the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, of Ben-Gurion’s Israel Workers Party, arrived here last night for a brief stopover en route to Viet Nam. Mr. Dayan will go to Washington later this week and will then proceed to Saigon where he… More ▸

  • Leaders of Reform Movement Criticize Escalation of Viet Nam War

    The heads of the congregational and rabbinic bodies of Reform Judaism today denounced the new bombings and escalation of the Viet Nam war, and expressed regret that “President Johnson had succumbed to the will of the Washington militarists.” Both Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, president of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, and Rabbi Jacob J…. More ▸

  • Ncrac Split on Viet Nam Resolution; Jewish War Veterans Use Veto

    The plenary session of the National Community Relations Advisory Council, central advisory body of eight national Jewish organizations and 78 local Jewish councils, was split here today over a resolution concerning the Viet Nam war, and expressing fear that the right of protest and dissent is threatened. The resolution was presented at today’s meeting of… More ▸

  • White House Aide Says U.S. Commitment to Viet Nam Applies to Israel

    The American commitment to Viet Nam’s defense is part of a philosophy that also applies to Israel and other states, Shimon Peres, a member of the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, reported today following a talk with Walt W. Rostow, Special Assistant to President Johnson, Mr. Peres, Israel’s former deputy Defense Minister, met with Mr. Rostow and… More ▸

  • Convention of Reform Rabbis Hears Attack on U.S. Policy on Viet Nam

    Reports on the attitudes of Reform rabbis in this country toward officiating at mixed marriages as well as toward seeking converts within the fold of Judaism will be presented to the annual meeting of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, central rabbinical body of the Reform movement, which opened here today. The five-day meeting, attended… More ▸

  • U.S. Invites Group of Israeli Editors to Visit South Viet Nam

    The United States Embassy in Israel has invited a group of editors of newspapers in Israel to visit South Viet Nam to observe the war there, and the Cabinet here has decided that the Israel Government has no authority to intervene in the matter, it was learned here today. Minister of Health Israel Barzilai brought… More ▸

  • Rabbis, Christian Clergymen Stage ‘peace Prayer’ Actions on Viet Nam

    A group of 25 rabbis joined with Protestant and Catholic clergymen today in four “peace prayer” meetings on the Viet Nam war, held at the Central Synagogue here and in three churches. The meetings were sponsored by an interfaith organization called the New York Clergy Concerned With Viet Nam. The clergymen assembled at the Central… More ▸

  • Eban Confirms Rejection Now of Diplomatic Relations with South Viet Nam

    Foreign Minister Abba Eban confirmed today in Parliament the statements of his Ministry this week to the effect that Israel did not intend at present to establish diplomatic relations with South Viet Nam. Speaking during debate on his Ministry’s budget, Mr. Eban said such statements had been cleared in advance with Premier Levi Eshkol and… More ▸

  • Israel Warns Its Diplomats to Avoid Involvement with So. Viet Nam

    Israeli diplomats overseas, particularly those in Asia, have been instructed by the Israel Government not to involve themselves in talks with South Viet Nam representatives because of Israel’s refusal to establish diplomatic relations with the Saigon regime under present circumstances, it was learned here today. Those instructions were the latest development in Israeli efforts to… More ▸