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Yom Kippur War

  • 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 ▸

  • Stein Says Nixon, U.S. Jews Committed to Israel’s Security, Well Being

    Jacob Stein, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, said here today that six million American Jews are solidly behind Israel and will “bring to bear constructive efforts in support of Israel during the difficult days ahead.” He said their activity was now concentrated on assuring Congressional passage of legislation requested… 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸

  • Eban Defends Nixon’s Military Alert

    Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban, strongly defended President Nixon’s order for a worldwide United States military alert shortly after the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War. The action by the President, taken as a counter to threats of Soviet military intervention in the Middle East, has been criticized as an over-reaction linked to the President’s… More ▸