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Yom Kippur War

  • 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 ▸

  • Cease-fire Talks Remain Deadlocked; Increased Alerts on Egyptian, Syrian Fronts

    The cease-fire talks today remained deadlocked on the issue of disengagement as Israeli forces maintained an increased alert on the Egyptian and Syrian fronts and the possibility grew that serious fighting would break out anew. Today’s meeting at the 101 kilometer checkpoint between the Israeli chief negotiator Gen, Aharon Yariv and Egyptian Gen.,Mohammed Gemassi was… More ▸

  • Mrs. Meir Warns War May Be Resumed; Efforts Continue to Break Deadlock

    Premier Golda Meir warned last night that war may be resumed at any moment as senior Israeli and Egyptian officers met in a final effort to break the impasse that has developed over the clause in the six-point cease-fire agreement calling for a “disengagement of forces” on the Egyptian front. Gen. Aharon Yariv, the chief… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Several thousand people attended a memorial service Monday night at the Libertad Temple to pay homage to the 1854 Israeli soldiers who died in the Yom Kippur War. An overflow audience of hundreds filled the street outside the temple to participate in the service. Israeli Finance Minister Pinhas Sapir, in Buenos Aires for a short… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Two judges, two former chiefs of staff and the state comptroller will comprise the inquiry commission which will examine what went wrong before the Yom Kippur War. The commission’s membership was announced last night by Supreme Court President Shimon Agranat who appointed himself chairman of the commission. The other judge is Supreme Court member Moshe… More ▸

  • Kissinger Indicates Arab-israeli Peace Talks to Begin Within Next Few Weeks

    Arab-Israeli peace talks will begin within the next few weeks, presumably in mid-December, in Geneva but what the United States role will be and how far it will go toward insuring security arrangements for nations in the area remain fluid. These conclusions were indicated today by Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger after he met… More ▸

  • Egypt Using Pows As Pawns to Force Israeli Withdrawal from Canal Bank

    Egypt appears to be using the remaining Israeli POWs in its hands as pawns in a campaign to get Israel to withdraw its forces from the west bank of the Suez Canal. As a deadlock developed between Israeli and Egyptian officers meeting to implement the six-point agreement signed by both sides, Egypt, for the second… More ▸

  • Next 24 Hours Will Decide Whether Ben Gurion is out of Danger

    The next 24 hours will decide whether David Ben Gurion is out of danger. This was the opinion of his physicians who said that in cases of hemorrhage such as Ben Gurion suffered the first four days are critical and that only after that is it possible to determine the condition of the patient. Meanwhile,… More ▸