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Yom Kippur War

  • 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 ▸

  • Lza, ADL Urge Campaign to Counter Propaganda by Arab Oil States

    A Zionist leader said here today that American Jews will have to tell Americans over and over again that the oil shortage is not the result of the Yom Kippur War but because the United States is “not an abundant nation any more” and because there had been “no planning and no foresight” to meet… 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 ▸

  • U.S. Arms Policy for Saudi Arabia Continues; No Counter-embargo Seen

    Despite Saudi Arabia’s total embargo on petroleum supplies to the United States, the State Department has not altered its willingness to sell arms to King Faisal’s government and it has no “serious study” underway for a U.S. counter-embargo by withholding food shipments to that Arab kingdom Department spokesman George Vest expressed these positions today after… More ▸

  • Ben Aharon Says Party Colleagues Conspired to Force His Resignation

    Yitzhak Ben Aharon has accused his colleagues in the Labor Party of conspiring with “hostile elements outside Histadrut” to force his resignation, which he announced last night, as secretary general of Israel’s powerful trade union federation. The charge was contained in an 800-word letter of resignation which Ben Aharon submitted to the Histadrut Executive. He… More ▸

  • ADL Leader Says Israel Cannot Depend on UN for Its Existence

    A national Jewish leader said here this weekend that Israel cannot depend upon the United Nations for assuring its existence. Seymour Graubard, national chairman of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, told 500 community leaders attending the 60th anniversary meeting of the ADL at the Waldorf Astoria that the UN is becoming “a fomenter of… More ▸

  • Cabinet Approves 5-member Judicial Committee to Investigate Yom Kippur War

    The Cabinet decided today to appoint a five-member judicial committee to investigate the Yom Kippur War. The announcement of that decision immediately provoked a new storm of controversy because a judicial inquiry by its nature must be carried out in secrecy according to law. The panel, to be headed by a justice of the Supreme… More ▸

  • Mrs. Meir: Ice Broken for Direct Talks

    Premier Golda Meir said that while the “ice has been broken” for direct talks between Israelis and Egyptians she was opposed entering into broader peace talks with Egypt before the Knesset elections Dec. 31. She said she was greatly encouraged by the outcome of last week’s talks between senior Israeli and Egyptian officers which settled… More ▸

  • Dinitz: Bi-lateral Treaties No Substitute for Directly Negotiated Borders

    Any bi-lateral or multi-national guarantee of Israel’s borders can only come after Israel has achieved secure and defensible borders through negotiations with the Arab states and cannot be a substitute for secure borders. This was stressed by Israeli Ambassador Simcha Dinitz today at a luncheon session of the B’nai B’rith’s Anti-Defamation League’s 60th annual meeting… More ▸