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Yom Kippur War

  • Some 2 Million Go to the Polls in Most Crucial, Hotly Contested Election

    Israelis will go to the polls tomorrow to elect their eighth Knesset in what, it is generally conceded by all, parties, will be the closest and most crucial election in the nation’s 25 year history. There are 2,040,000 eligible voters and despite polls showing large numbers to be still undecided on election eve, the turn-out… More ▸

  • Report Egypt, Syria May Use Chemical Warfare in Next Round of Fighting

    Israeli forces, placed on a high state of alert, are bracing for a possible renewal of all-out fighting, including chemical warfare, on the Syrian and Egyptian fronts, it was learned today. The alert was ordered as shooting incidents mounted in frequency and intensity, particularly on the Egyptian front over the week-end. Israeli soldiers have been… More ▸

  • News Briefs

    The Netherlands has been chosen as the site for the tenth World Jewish Congress as a token of Jewish gratitude for the Netherlands friendly attitude toward Israel during the Yom Kippur War. The Dutch representative to JWC, issue Zadoks, said the decision was made after consolations with Premier, Johan den Uy1, Queen Juliana’s private secretary,… More ▸

  • News Brief

    WQXR, the radio station of The New York Times, will welcome 1974 on Sunday at 1:30p.m., with joyous selections of Jewish liturgical music, Paul Kwartin, host, said that his WQXR program, “On Wings of Song ” will open symbolically the “Golden Gates of Joy,” an oratorio for soloists, choir and orchestra, by Issachar Miron to… More ▸

  • Dayan: Better Than Even Chance for Disengagement Talks to Succeed

    Defense Minister Moshe Dayan said yesterday that there was better than a 50-50 chance for the Israeli-Egyptian disengagement talks in Geneva to succeed. He warned, however, that this could come about only if Israel maintained its high state of mobilization and held fast to its positions west of the Suez Canal until an agreement is… More ▸

  • Dayan Battling for Political Life

    With only five days left for campaigning before the Knesset elections, Defense Minister Moshe Dayan is battling for his political life. He is speaking more frequently and getting more media coverage than other Cabinet ministers and in his speeches he is stressing areas where his expertise is undisputed–military matters and security. Addressing a Labor Party… More ▸

  • Chanukah for War Invalids

    It was a sad gathering — yet there were song, applause and laughter. It was a special Chanukah evening for invalids of the five Israeli wars: the War of Independence, the Sinai campaign, the Six-Day War, the war of attrition and the Yom Kippur War. The five candles were each lighted by an invalid of… More ▸

  • The Zionization of Diaspora Jewry

    Leon Dulzin, acting chairman of the World Zionist Executive, claimed today that the Yom Kippur War resulted in “the Zionization” of diaspora Jewry. The former term. “partnership.” is no longer the appropriate definition. The State of Israel is now an integral and indivisible part of the wider Jewish identity. Consciousness that Israel and world Jewry… More ▸

  • Eban: Israel’s Information Policy Helps Win Widespread Support

    Foreign Minister Abba Eban told the Knesset today that the fact that Israel enjoyed widespread support among world public opinion was in part at least attributable to the successful efforts of its information officials around the world. He cited polls commissioned in the U.S. and Western Europe to prove that support for Israel was firm… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines: What Makes Paul Zuckerman Run–by Jack Siegel

    Istanbul, formerly Constantinople, where Paul Zuckerman was born, is a far cry from Detroit where he was raised and even a further cry from the 44th floor of the New York hotel where his doors were guarded by special security during the recent United Jewish Appeal’s 1974 national conference. He was a student during the… More ▸