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  • ZOA Deplores U.S. Decision Not to Appeal Ruling on PLO

    A top official of the Zionist Organization of America has sharply criticized the Reagan administration’s decision earlier this week not to contest a federal court ruling barring the closing of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s observer mission to the United Nations. “It appears that President Reagan has drawn a fundamental conclusion that the PLO may be… More ▸

  • U.S. Decides Not to Appeal Ruling Barring Closing of PLO Mission

    The Reagan administration has decided not to appeal a U.S. District Court ruling in June barring the closing of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s observer mission to the United Nations. Initial reaction from Jewish groups was mixed, with some expressing dismay and others greeting the decision with equanimity. In a statement released Monday, the Justice Department… More ▸

  • Jewish Groups Express Range of Views on Hussein Moves

    Initial reactions from a small sampling of major American Jewish groups to King Hussein’s plans to cut ties with the West Bank are mixed, with one seeing the move as a challenge to the Palestine Liberation Organization and another expressing concern about it triggering further instability. A third statement, from the Zionist Organization of America,… More ▸

  • Israel Will Look into Abc Charge That Shin Bet Posed As Reporters

    Israel will investigate a charge by ABC News that members of the Shin Bet internal security service impersonated ABC camera crews in order to take into custody a Palestinian accused of throwing a firebomb at an Israeli bus. Avi Pazner, press adviser to Premier Yitzhak Shamir, said Wednesday in Jerusalem that a full investigation into… More ▸

  • Prospects for Mideast Peace Are Dim, Say Three Experts

    Three experts on the Middle East agreed here Wednesday night that prospects for peace in the area are dim. They cited the continued Palestinian riots in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the division within Israeli society and the lack of a reliable Arab partners to negotiate with Israel as the major obstacles for… More ▸

  • Abraham Goodman, Philanthropist and Zionist Leader, Dead at 98

    Abraham Goodman, a leading philanthropist who rose from pushcart vendor to chairman of a $300 million corporation, died at his home in Fort Lee, N.J. Friday. He was 98. Goodman, a member of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency board of directors, was a leader of the Zionist Organization of America and a founder of many Jewish-sponsored… More ▸

  • Newspapers Ads Are Battlefield for Costly War of Words on Mideast

    An opinion, said Bob Freeman, grand master of the Brith Abraham fraternal organization, “will have value once in print.” But someone valued Freeman’s opinion even before it appeared in print — advertising salespeople at The New York Times, to be precise, who charged him $11,000 for a full-page ad appearing in an edition of the… More ▸

  • Author Birnbaum Dead at 83

    Funeral services were held here Monday for renowned Jewish author and editor Dr. Philip Birnbaum of New York. Birnbaum died here Saturday of natural causes at age 83. Responsible for about 75 works in Hebrew and English, Birnbaum is probably best known for his version of the Hebrew prayerbook “Ha Siddur Hashalem,” also known as… More ▸

  • Jews, Arab Americans Demonstrate As Shamir Winds Up His U.S. Visit

    More than a thousand Arab Americans took to the streets of Brooklyn Sunday evening to protest the policies of Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir as the Israeli leader was making a speech in honor of Israel’s 40th anniversary at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Waving the red-, black-, green- and white-striped flags of the Palestine Liberation… More ▸

  • Shamir Mum on Peace Ideas Upon Arrival in New York

    Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir met with reporters and Jewish leaders upon his arrival in New York on Monday, but declined to disclose details of the counterproposals he plans to present to Secretary of State George Shultz during their discussions of the Middle East peace process in Washington this week. Some two dozen representatives of… More ▸