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  • Israel Launches First Experimental, Educational Tv of Local Origin

    Pupils in 32 schools in Tel Aviv received today the first television broadcast of local origin — a lesson in mathematics. The schools were chosen for the experimental project for educational television transmitted by a station financed by the Rothschild family. An Instructional Television Trust was inaugurated shortly before the first telecast in the presence… More ▸

  • Israel Tests Television Transmission of Education Programs for Schools

    Test transmissions for Israel’s developing educational television system were completed here today. Regular broadcasting of educational television programs are scheduled to start next March. These programs will be beamed, at first, only to schools in Jerusalem and in the central areas of the country. The educational TV system for Israel is being financed by the… More ▸

  • Archbishop of Westminster Says He Does Not Believe Jews Killed Jesus

    Cardinal Heenan, Archbishop of Westminster, pledged last night an unremitting fight for repudiating the charge of deicide against the Jewish people regardless of the treatment of the draft declaration on Jews by the fourth session of the Ecumenical Council. The Cardinal, a leader in the fight at the first three sessions of the Ecumenical Council… More ▸

  • Israel to Train 9,000 Teachers During Three Years, Minister Reports

    Education Minister Zalman Aranne told Praliament today that 9,000 teachers will be trained in the next three years to meet the teacher shortage in Israel. He also announced that educational television would begin in 1966 and reported that one-third of the 100,000 children attending secondary schools were exempt from tuition payments. He said that in… More ▸

  • Israel Does Not Favor Suspension of So. Africa from United Nations

    Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister, indicated last night in answer to a question during a television interview that Israel did not favor suspension of South Africa from the United Nations because of that country’s apartheid policy. She was interviewed on the local educational television station. In a session during which most of the questions… More ▸

  • Moscow Talks Cited As Example of Need for Direct Arab-israel Talks

    The success of the direct talks in Moscow between the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union, on the banning of atomic tests in the air and under water, was cited here today by Prime Minister Levi Eshkol as best proof for the need of direct Arab-Israel negotiations to achieve Arab-Israel peace. Speaking at… More ▸

  • Funeral for Jacob Holtzmann Attended by N.Y. Political Leaders

    Prominent state and local political leaders and representatives of the Jewish community attended funeral services today at the Brooklyn Jewish Center for the late Jacob L. Holtzmann, a founder of the Center, and a member of the State Board of Regents from 1949 to 1958. He died here yesterday, aged 75. Mr. Holtzmann was active… More ▸

  • Israeli Parliament Approves Experiment in Educational-tv After Fight

    The Israel Parliament endorsed today Government plans for an experimental educational television system by a vote of 55 to 43. Approval of the bill, voting on which was postponed five times because the Government could not muster a Knesset majority, was made possible only by Cabinet insistence on the collective responsibility rule, which obligates all… More ▸

  • Israel Cabinet Again Approves Education-tv; Ben-gurion Reverses Stand

    The Cabinet today reiterated its decision to accept the offer by the Rothschild Memorial Group to finance the establishment of an educational television network in Israel. At the same time, the Government issued a long-awaited ruling, prohibiting members of the coalition from voting against the project when it comes up again for debate in the… More ▸

  • Israel Cabinet Extends Immigration-absorption Tax for Another Year

    Israel’s Cabinet, meeting at its regular weekly session here today, decided to extend for another year the special immigration-absorption tax as well as the compulsory savings plan. The latter is designed to curb inflation. Both the tax and the savings plan were to have expired next March 31. At the same time, the Cabinet decided… More ▸