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Yom Kippur War

  • Labor Party Starts Internal Debate; Mrs. Meir Demanding Vote of Confidence

    Premier Golda Meir is expected to demand–and get–a vote of confidence from her Labor Party’s Central Committee when it meets tomorrow in a grueling internal debate over national leadership in the aftermath of the Yom Kippur War. But while Mrs. Meir may easily fend off growing demands from some Labor Party quarters for a new… More ▸

  • Morgenthau Predicts Israel’s Demise

    Prof. Hans Morgenthau, the political scientist, believes that Israel will be forced by U.S. and other international pressure to return to its pre-June, 1967 borders after which it will be only a matter of time before its existence is terminated. Prof. Morgenthau believes the U.S. will exert pressure on Israel to withdraw because of the… 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 ▸

  • Sephardic Youth Parley Holds First National Convention

    The first national Sephardic youth conference ended yesterday by adopting resolutions calling for solidarity and support of Israel in “its time of crisis” along with other resolutions urging the narrowing of the gap between the Sephardic community in Israel and other segments of Israeli society, setting up an education committee among Israeli-Sephardic youth, supporting efforts… More ▸

  • New Approach to Emigration from West

    The Zionist Executive plenary meeting here last week decided on a new approach for the Zionist movement regarding emigration from Western countries. The plenary proposed that encouragement for aliya become the center of activities of Zionist organizations working closely with Jewish communities and organizations in the diaspora. The decision was reached after a lengthy debate… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Hebrew University students who are on active duty, wounded or convalescing as a result of the Yom Kippur War have been assured that the university will do all to ensure that they do not lose this academic year. More ▸

  • Labor Party Facing Crucial Policy Decision on Where It is Going

    With the Labor Party due–at the Premier’s insistence–to hold a long-postponed but obviously needed post-war internal debate tomorrow and with the Knesset elections still due to be held on Dec. 31, the Party and, therefore, the country has come to a major crossroad. The very essence of its leadership–both policy-wise and personality-wise–will to a large… More ▸

  • Katzir: “we Are All to Blame”

    President Ephraim Katzir told Israelis that “We are all to blame” for the many military and political mistakes made in connection with the Yom Kippur war and urged that the investigation of those mistakes not be aimed at “punishing one another.” Katzir, interviewed on radio, was referring to the judicial inquiry into the war due… More ▸

  • Church Leader Says Holland’s Pro-israel Stand Ignored 20 Million Christian Arabs

    Clergymen attending the synod of the Dutch Reformed Church held near Utrecht last weekend failed to arrive at a unified view on the Middle East situation. Despite lengthy discussions, they did not adopt a statement on the Middle East. One of the speakers, Prof. Hendrik Berkhof, criticized the executive of the Dutch Reformed Church for… More ▸