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  • Waldheim Reports Israel and Syria Consent to Six-month Undof Extension

    United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim cabled a report yesterday to the Security Council that Syria and Israel had consented to a six-month extension of the mandate of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) now stationed in a buffer zone between Israeli and Syrian forces on the Golan Heights. Israeli had indicated previously its… More ▸

  • French Chief Rabbinate Brands Government Abortion Bill a Crime

    The French Chief Rabbinate has branded a government-sponsored bill legalizing abortion as a “crime.” The passions aroused by the measure were demonstrated during the debate in the National Assembly today when one parliamentarian accused Health and Social Security Minister Simone Veil of wanting “to send children to the ovens.” Mrs. Veil, a 47-year-old mother of… More ▸

  • Foreign Aid Bill Gives the Arabs More Than Israel

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s authorization bill for foreign aid for the year ending next June 30 provides more cash gifts to Arab countries than to Israel, a Jewish Telegraphic Agency study of the measure showed today. Although the bill was reported as “loaded” with assistance to Israel, the grants allocated for Egypt and Jordan… More ▸

  • Order Probe of Israeli Firms

    Attorney General Meir Shamgar has instructed police to begin an official investigation into the financial affairs of the Israel Corp., the Zim Lines and the Haifa Refineries all of which had large sums of money invested in the troubled financial empire of Swiss Jewish banker Tibor Rosenbaum. The key figure in the investigation is Michael… More ▸

  • Dr. David Lazar Dead at 72

    Dr. David Lazar, a veteran journalist and writer, who was one of the translators of Herzl’s “The Jewish State,” died here last night from a heart attack at age 72. He had willed his body to science. Born in Crakow, Poland, he was a graduate of the local university in Oriental studies but soon he… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Writers Jorge Luis Borge and Ernesto Sabato were among leading Argentinians who signed a statement this week protesting against the anti-Israeli resolutions adopted by UNESCO. Another Argentinian writer, Mrs. Victoria Ocampo, has written UNESCO Director General Annadou Mahtar M’Bow expressing her concern about the consequences of the action. She had earlier donated two real estate… More ▸

  • News Brief

    A Hebrew University spokesman said that a report issued earlier this month that more than half of the senior officers in the Israeli army take a “doveish” view was based on a study that was taken in 1971-72, almost two years before the Yom Kippur War, and among reserves officers only. The spokesman said the… More ▸

  • Rockefeller Refuses to Either Condemn or Reject the PLO

    Vice-President designate Nelson A. Rockefeller neither condemns the Palestine Liberation Organization nor refuses to recognize the terrorist group, a transcript of his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee indicated today. Rockefeller was repeatedly asked to state his views on the PLO by Rep. Joshua Eilberg (D.Pa.) at a confirmation hearing by the Committee on Nov…. More ▸

  • “weizmann Year’ Launched by WZO Executive-american Section Dr. Goldmann, Sapir, Mrs Jacobson, Assess

    Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of the World Jewish Congress and a former president of the World Zionist Organization said here last night that unless Israel adopted Claim Weizmann’s “formulation”–that the Arab-Israeli conflict is a conflict between “two rights.” there will be no solution in the Mideast. “Weizmann today is more actual than he ever was.”… More ▸

  • Tension on Israel-syria Front

    Tension continued to run high on the Israel-Syria front today despite reports from Damascus that Syria is prepared to agree to a six-month extension of the mandate of the United Nations Disengagement Observers Force (UNDOF) which expires tomorrow midnight. Israelis especially disturbed by the evacuation of the 9000-foot peak of Mt. Hermon by an Austrian… More ▸