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Yom Kippur War

  • Agudath Israel Adopts Program for ‘mass Torah Revival’

    A call to Jews throughout the world for a “mass Torah revival in the aftermath of the Yom Kippur War.” as well as a broad range of programs to intensify Jewish religious observance and outreach programs to estranged Jewish youth, emerged at the 51st national convention of Agudath Israel of America last weekend. Three thousand… More ▸

  • War Sparks Interest of Foreign Governments in Israeli-made Weapons

    The Yom Kippur War has sparked the interest of foreign governments in Israel-made weapons, notably the “Gabriel” surface-to-surface missile, the main weapon of Israel’s navy, and the Arava short-take-off-and-landing (STOL) aircraft, a civilian transport adaptable to military duties. A number of foreign navies have placed orders worth $50 million for the “Gabriel,” according to its… More ▸

  • Dinitz: Arab Summit Statement Not an Impediment to Peace Talks

    Israeli Ambassador Simcha Dinitz said here yesterday that he saw nothing new in the statement issued by Arab leaders attending the summit conference that a settlement would depend on Israeli withdrawal from all occupied territories, especially Jerusalem, and the restoration of the rights of the Palestinian people. He told reporters that this declaration, issued yesterday… More ▸

  • Hussein Sorry He Sent Troops

    information reaching here from Amman indicates that the recognition by the Algiers summit meeting of Arab rulers of Yassir Arafat as the sole spokesman for the Palestinians has caused King Hussein to re-evaluate his position. He held a meeting with his close advisors after which one of them stated that it might have been an… More ▸

  • 5 Synagogues, 1 Jewish Center Hit by Arson Since Yom Kippur War

    Two major Jewish organizations, the Brooklyn Jewish Community Council and Brith Abraham, a national fraternal order, strongly protested yesterday to Police Commissioner Donald Cawley and Mayor John V. Lindsay over the wanton attacks and destruction of five synagogues by fire in Brooklyn in recent months, all in the predominately white middle class Flatbush section. Rabbi… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Several groups of Arab terrorists have been uncovered on the Jordanian west bank and 44 suspects have been arrested, an Israeli army spokesman said here today. In several cases, weapons and explosive materials were found and seized, the spokesman said. A number of explosive charges went off in towns in the west bank area during… More ▸

  • Labor Party Debate Fizzles Out; Nebulous 14-point Formula Presented

    The Labor Party’s great debate–tensely awaited all week as a landmark confrontation between the Party’s hawks and doves over the nation’s foreign and defense policies–fizzled like a wet firecracker this evening. The anti-climactic nature of the event was apparent as soon as it opened in the auditorium of Tel Aviv’s Ohel Theater when Party Secretary… More ▸

  • Rosenthal: Israel Grateful to U.S. for Aid but Concerned About U.S. Intentions

    Rep. Benjamin S. Rosenthal (D.N.Y.), just back from an official Congressional trip to Israel, Vienna and Geneva as head of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee for Europe, said today that for the first time the people of Israel have “a deep apprehension of what the future holds for them.” He said the Israelis “know that… More ▸

  • Hungarian Jewish Community is Going Through New Revival

    The Hungarian Jewish community seems to be going through a new revival. In Budapest itself, a Jewish school–primary and secondary–is functioning, services are held in the synagogues and Jewish social services operate in a number of cities. “There are only 100,000 Jews in Hungary today, compared to 700,000 before the war, and yet many of… More ▸