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  • Ajcongress Deplores Beatings; Other Groups More Reticent

    The American Jewish Congress sharply criticized Israel’s stated policy of beating Palestinian Arabs in the administered territories, saying Tuesday that the “brutalization of innocents” must “not only be stopped immediately, but repudiated, if Israel is to preserve its good name.” Henry Siegman, the group’s executive director, condemned the Israeli policy Tuesday evening as he and… More ▸

  • 500 Demonstrate at Abc to Protest Media Coverage

    More than 500 demonstrators, spanning a city block in front of ABC headquarters, broke the silence today against what they consider one-sided press coverage against the State of Israel during the current unrest in the State of Israel during the current unrest in the administered territories. Carrying signs demanding the news media to “show victims… More ▸

  • American Jewish Leaders Express Range of Views on Unrest in Gaza

    Reactions by American Jewish organizations to unrest in Gaza and East Jerusalem have so far ranged from a call on Israel to achieve a political settlement of the Palestinian problem to harsh criticism of Jews and others outside of Israel who attempt to “dictate” Israeli policy. A third, more centrist position is being taken by… More ▸

  • In New York, Shamir Emphasizes Themes of His American Visit

    Premier Yitzhak Shamir of Israel spoke throughout the city Sunday and Monday reiterating the major themes of his six-day U.S. visit — his invitation for direct peace negotiations with King Hussein of Jordan and opposition to an international Mideast peace conference, his call for Jewish immigration and for a solution to conflicts over Jewish identity,… More ▸

  • Shamir to Meet Top U.S. Leaders, Jewish Leaders, Congregants

    Israel Premier Yitzhak Shamir has four-plus days of meetings scheduled with national leaders and rank-and-file Jews in the United States this week. He will meet with President Reagan at the White House Friday. Shamir, who is scheduled to arrive here Thursday night from Miami, where he will address the annual General Assembly of the Council… More ▸

  • Vad Hapoel to Set Final Distribution of Zionist Congress Delegates

    Unless the Zionist general counsel chooses to act upon a suggestion made last week by the president judge of the Zionist Supreme Court, the results of this spring’s World Zionist Congress elections will stand when the congress meets in Jerusalem in December. The elections determine the number of delegates each of several competing Zionist slates… More ▸

  • Election Procedures Were Valid, Rules WZO Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court of the World Zionist Organization on Friday ruled in favor of two Zionist groups and against three others who contested the process by which American delegates were elected this spring to the 31st World Zionist Congress. In ruling here Friday, the court accepted appeals of the election procedures brought by the Zionist… More ▸

  • Breaking with Tradition Ajcongress Urges U.S. Jews to Participate in Israel’s Debate on How to Achie

    The American Jewish Congress released a policy statement late Monday endorsing an international conference for Middle East peace to serve as the framework for direct Israeli-Arab negotiations. The matter has split Israel’s unity coalition government along party lines: Labor favors the conference scenario, Likud is adamantly opposed. The AJCongress statement clearly favors the position of… More ▸

  • Closing of PLO Office Applauded

    The Reagan Administration’s decision to close the Washington information office of the Palestine Liberation Organization was enthusiastically applauded Wednesday by Morris Abram, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. The State Department announced late Tuesday that it has ordered the office be closed within 30 days. The order does not effect… More ▸