Yom Kippur War

  • Israel Has Adequate Supplies of Oil

    Israel, by dint of careful planning and preparations over the last decade, has adequate supplies of oil, but the price of energy “will be much more expensive than hitherto,” Deputy Finance Minister Tzvi Dienstein said here. Dienstein, who is in charge of the nation’s fuel supplies, spoke at the opening session of the fourth seminar… More ▸

  • Administration Spokesmen Uphold Nixon’s Request for $2.2 B for Israel Aid

    Administration spokesmen strongly upheld President Nixon’s request for $2.2 billion in military aid for Israel at hearings today before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. They clashed with witnesses opposed, to the measure and disputed committee chairman Sen. J.William Fulbright’s contention that there was no urgency to act on the President’s request and that its passage… More ▸

  • Reshuffling of Egyptian High Command

    Important political significance was seen here today in President Anwar Sadat’s firing of the Egyptian Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Saadeddin Shazli on the eve of the Geneva peace conference and his replacement by Maj. Gen. Mohammed Gemassi. the chief Egyptian negotiator at the Kilometer 101 cease-fire talks. The major reshuffling of the Egyptian… More ▸

  • Herzog; Sharm Elsheikh Retains Strategic Value to Israel

    Israel’s-leading military commentator today refuted claims that Sharm el-Sheikh has lost its strategic value to Israel because Egypt blockaded the Straits of Bab el Mandeb at the southern end of the Red Sea during the Yom Kippur War. Gen Haim Herzog, replying to questions at a press conference at the Israeli Consulate; observed that Egypt… More ▸

  • Blockade of Egyptian Third Army Israel’s Trump Card at Geneva Talks by Gil Sedan, JTA Jerusalem Corr

    The Israeli Navy is maintaining a 24-hour sea blockade of the encircled Egyptian Third Army, helping to preserve Israel’s trump card at the Geneva peace conference. The blockade is being conducted with total effectiveness by 40-ton Israeli gun boats of the “Swift” class, nicknamed “Dabur-im” (bumble-bees) by their crews, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned today…. More ▸

  • Amnesty International Told About Torture of Israeli War Prisoners

    The Israeli delegation at the Amnesty International convention here accused Egypt and Syria of torturing and killing Israeli prisoners taken in the Yom Kippur War and requested Red Cross inspection visits of Arab prisoner of war camps. The Israeli delegates made their charges last night during a news conference outside the Amnesty International meeting site…. More ▸

  • Mapam to Back Government in Geneva

    Mapam leader Yaacov Hazan said last night that the Party would back the government at the Geneva peace conference and predicted that its outcome would be an acceptable compromise. The government will go to Geneva with a maximalist position but will gradually give up ground and stand on a plan very close to Mapam’s peace… More ▸

  • Late News Bulletin

    The House of Representatives today, by an overwhelming vote of 364-52, adopted the $2.2 billion measure to re-supply Israel with weapons lost in the Yom Kippur War. The authorization measure now goes to the Senate where hearings will begin Dec. 13 before the Foreign Relations Committee. Since this sum was requested by the Administration no… More ▸

  • Israel Discloses Nature of Soviet Weapons Captured During the War

    The Soviet Union has become a substantial if unwitting supplier of modern military hardware to Israel. Russian made weapons and equipment–and some made in Czechoslovakia–including hundred of tanks and artillery pieces, millions of rounds of ammunition, anti-tank missiles, amphibious vehicles and bridge-building equipment were captured from Egypt and Syria during the Yom Kippur War and… More ▸

  • Dayan: Israel Prepared to Trade Territory for Peace with Arab Neighbors

    Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan said here last night that his country was prepared to trade territory for peace with its Arab neighbors. At the forthcoming Geneva conference Israel must demonstrate “political wisdom” and be ready to compromise and “to insist only on what is really essential for us, and only that,” he told 3000… More ▸