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Yom Kippur War

  • 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 ▸

  • Baker Says Energy Crisis Will Not Change U.S. Foreign Policy

    Sen. Howard H. Baker (R.Tenn.) expressed unequivocal support of Israel and declared that the energy crisis will not change the United States foreign policy. “I know the people of this country,” Baker said. “The foreign policy of the United States will not be distorted. We will not be blackmailed by economic sanctions.” Addressing the National… 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸

  • Shooting Incidents on Cease-fire Line

    Israel reported several shooting incidents along the cease-fire lines on both the Egyptian and Syrian fronts today. An exchange of fire developed when Egyptian soldiers tried to capture a house near Ismailia that had not been in their hands when the cease-fire took effect, an Israeli spokesman said He claimed that Egyptian forces also opened… More ▸