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  • Knesset Postpones for Fifth Time Decision on Tv Education Plan

    The Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, today postponed for the fifth time a decision on approval of the Government’s plans to accept an offer by the Rothschild Memorial Group to set up an experimental educational television network in Israel. The postponement followed unsuccessful attempts by Education Minister Abba Eban to secure majority support among coalition and opposition… More ▸

  • Israel Cabinet Decides to Set Up Autonomous Broadcasting Authority

    The Cabinet today decided to set up an autonomous broadcasting authority and instructed a ministerial committee to prepare a law on this subject for ratification by the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, at the earliest possible date. The authority would also deal with television broadcasting, educational and general, if and when they are introduced. The Cabinet decision… More ▸

  • Knesset Again Postpones Voting on Educational Television Project

    A Parliamentary decision on introduction of educational television in Israel, scheduled for a vote today, was again postponed because of continued indecision by the coalition government on whether to permit a free vote on the question. The Government has accepted by a narrow majority an offer by the Rothschild group to underwrite an experimental television… More ▸

  • Knesset Defers Vote on Introducing Educational Television in Israel

    The vote in Israel’s Parliament on an offer by the Rothschild Group to underwrite an experimental educational television facility was deferred again last night. The postponement resulted from a failure of the executive of the coalition parties represented in the Cabinet to come to a decision on whether to permit a free vote on the… More ▸

  • Israeli Ministers Ask Cabinet to Permit Them to Oppose Tv Project

    Several of the Israeli ministers today requested to be released from the collective responsibility agreement which binds them to support the Government measure introduced in the Knesset recommending the establishment of an educational television network. The Cabinet decided to submit the request to the Coalition presidium for a ruling. The Cabinet also decided to grant… More ▸

  • Knesset Starts Debate on Educational Tv Project; Reservations Noted

    Education Minister Abba Eban today urged the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, to approve the Cabinet proposal to accept an offer by the Rothschild Group to finance the establishment and test operation of an educational television network for Israel. According to the proposal, the Government would decide whether to take over complete responsibility for the project at… More ▸

  • Israel Cabinet Accepts Rothschild Offer to Finance Tv Education

    Against the reported opposition of Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, the Cabinet, at its regular weekly session here today, accepted the offer of the Rothschild Trust to finance an educational television project in Israel. Abba Eban, Minister of Education and Culture, was instructed by the Government to present the issue to the Knesset, Parliament, later this… More ▸

  • Israeli Cabinet Discusses Educational Tv; Ben-gurion Opposes Plan

    The Cabinet today began discussions on a recommendation by a Ministerial Committee favoring a proposal by the Rothschild Group, offering to establish an educational television network in Israel. In spite of the Committee’s unanimous support of the project, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion was reportedly opposed to the plan, on the grounds that it would open… More ▸

  • Lubavitcher to Erect Seminary for Jewish Girls in Paris Suburb

    The largest Jewish girls’ seminary in Europe will be built in a Paris suburb by the Lubavitcher Hassidim, according to an announcement here today. To be known as Beth Rivkah, the school will be located in Yerres, outside Paris. Work is scheduled to start within a few weeks, the announcement said. More ▸

  • Israel Cabinet Group Mulls Establishment of Educational Television

    The special ministerial committee appointed by the Cabinet to deal with the question of whether television should be introduced into Israel was reported today to be inclined to accept an offer by the Edmond James de Rothschild Memorial group to finance the installation of a pilot educational television network here. It is understood that such… More ▸