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Yom Kippur War

  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸

  • Chilean Jews Honor Israeli Dead

    More than 1000 persons attended a memorial service for the 1854 Israeli soldiers killed in the Yom Kippur War. The service at the Circulo Israelita Temple here was conducted by Rabbi Angel Kreiman assisted by Mauricio Pitchon, spiritual leader of the Sephardic community. Moshe Tov, Israeli Ambassador to Chile, expressed the hope that the blood… More ▸

  • Eban: Israel’s Future Boundaries Must Be Drawn Up in Direct Talks with Arabs

    Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban declared last night that Israel’s future boundaries must be drawn with “utmost craftsmanship and precision,” and in direct negotiations with her Arab opponents, so as to ensure that there can be no repetition of the surprise invasion by Syria and Egypt last month. Addressing the 1700 delegates at the biennial… More ▸

  • Dayan, Barlev Explain What Occurred Prior to the Eruption of the War

    Defense Minister Moshe Dayan said yesterday that the Israeli government and military firmly believed, up until the morning of Yom Kippur (Oct. 6) that there would be no war and for that reason mobilization of the reserves was not ordered. Addressing army officers on the Northern front, Dayan said that he himself did not expect… More ▸