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Yom Kippur War

  • Haber: JDC Will Need $30,400,000 As Minimum Budget for 1974; Up $776,000 from 1973

    The Joint Distribution Committee will need $30,400,000 as a minimum budget for 1974 compared to the $29,624,000 it spent in 1973, Samuel L. Haber, JDC executive vice-chairman, said today in submitting the budget to some 400 delegates attending the JDC’s 59th annual meeting at the New York Hilton Hotel. “Continued inflation, the effect of the… More ▸

  • World Jewry Stands Shoulder to Shoulder with Israelis

    Noting that “in 1973 Israel experienced its own Pearl Harbor.” Edward Ginsburg, chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee, said today that the response of world Jewry “assured the Israelis that we stood shoulder to shoulder with them in their struggle for survival and in their efforts to achieve peace.” Ginsburg was addressing some 400 delegates… More ▸

  • News Brief

    A spokesman for the Travel Agents Association said here that tourism, hard hit by the Yom Kippur War, is beginning to show signs of revival. He said that tourists, mainly pilgrims and groups, are beginning to stream into the country for the Chanukah and Christmas holidays. He said advance bookings at hotels are good and… More ▸

  • 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 ▸