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  • U.N. Assembly Adopts Covenant on Cultural Freedom; Russia Criticized

    The United Nations General Assembly adopted here this weekend, by unanimous vote, two covenants on human rights, one dealing with economic, social and cultural freedoms, the other with rights in the civil and political fields. The covenants will become international treaties when they are ratified or acceded to by a sufficient number of governments. At… More ▸

  • Hadassah Hospital Officials Confer with Orthodox Leaders on Autopsies

    Hadassah Hospital officials here met today with a delegation of Orthodox groups protesting an autopsy carried out on the body of an elderly American woman who died during a visit to relatives in Israel. It was reported that her wishes about an autopsy could not be ascertained before her death. The hospital authorities told the… More ▸

  • Johnson’s Envoy Opens Talks with Eshkol on Nuclear Desalination Plant

    Ellsworth Bunker, President Johnson’s special envoy to Israel for further discussion on the projected, joint Israeli-USA plans for desalination of seawater, met today with Prime Minister Levi Eshkol. They opened the talks for the cooperation of the two governments in the construction of a plant in Israel that will use nuclear power for the production… More ▸

  • British Committee for Nobel Prize Winners Honors Agnon in London

    Shmuel Yosef Agnon, the Israeli author who was awarder the 1966 Nobel Prize in literature, was guest of honor at a testimonial dinner given by the British Committee for Nobel Prize winners. Mr. Agnon is currently visiting England after attending the presentation ceremonies in Stockholm where he received the award he shared with Nelly Sachs,… More ▸

  • Israel’s View on Admission of Non-jordanian Troops to Jordan Pending

    Minister of Labor Yigael Allon, former general of the Israeli Army, warned in an address last night that introduction of non-Jordanian troops into Jordan “would mean war,” declaring Israel would “not permit such a change along its borders.” Emphasizing that in voicing this warning he was expressing his personal views, Mr. Allon added that Israel… More ▸

  • Soviet Editor Visits Agnon; Invites Him to Write for Magazine

    Aaron Vergelis, editor of Sovietish Heimland, the Yiddish language monthly published in Moscow, called on the Israeli Nobel Prize-winning author Shmuel Yosef Agnon today at the latter’s hotel suite where he is staying during his current visit to England. During his meeting here today, Mr. Vergelis asked Mr. Agnon to contribute a short story to… More ▸

  • U.N. Adopts 1967 Budget for Forces Stationed on Egyptian-israeli Border

    After receiving a warning from Secretary-General U Thant that further reduction of the 3,400-man strength of the United Nations emergency Force could lead to aggravation of the “disturbing signs” of trouble on the Egyptian-Israeli borders for which UNEF acts as a buffer, the General Assembly adopted this weekend the UNEF budget for 1967, as well… More ▸

  • Agnon Honored in Sao Paulo University at Special Session

    A special session honoring the Israeli Nobel Prize-winning author Shmuel Yosef Agnon was held under the sponsorship of the Hebrew Chair of Sao Paulo University’s department of Oriental studies. Addresses were delivered by Ben-Zion Tomer, the cultural attache at the Israel Embassy, and by Jacob Guinsburg of the Perspective Publishing House. More ▸

  • Ice-president Humphrey Reiterates U.S. Commitment to Israel’s Security

    Vice-President Humphrey reiterated here tonight the U.S. commitment to the preservation of Israel’s integrity. “Unfortunately,” he stated, there is great potential for conflict in the Middle East. But our policy is unmistakably clear, We will energetically oppose aggression there which could threaten the peace. As part of that objective, the United States is committed to… More ▸

  • Judge Fuld Heads Board of Directors of Jewish Theological Seminary

    Judge Stanley H. Fuld, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of New York, has been elected chairman of the board of directors of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, it was announced last night by Dr. Louis Finkelstein, chancellor of the seminary. Judge Fuld is active in B’nai B’rith and in other Jewish communal… More ▸