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    Belgium has established regular contacts with the PLO representatives in Brussels, the Foreign Ministry spokesman announced here Monday. The spokesman said these contacts were between senior officials of the Ministry and the PLO representatives serving as observers to the European organizations and other international bodies here. More ▸

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    Mrs. Rose Jeno, widow of the late Fernando Jeno, president of the Central Jewish Committee, established a new literature award in the name of her husband which will bestow three yearly $1000 prizes for books in Yiddish, Hebrew and Spanish. It was also announced that about 10 olim of three families left for Israel last… More ▸

  • Police Preparing for Arab Strike

    Israeli police are prepared to take tough measures to maintain law and order during tomorrow’s Rakah-sponsored strike of Israeli Arabs. Police strength has been beefed up in northern Israel and checkposts have been set up outside Arab villages. At one such checkpoint last night, police arrested a Jewish man and woman and an Israeli Arab… More ▸

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    President Daniel Oduber Quiros of Costa Rica was welcomed Monday at the start of an official visit by President Ephraim Katzir, Premier Yitzhak Rabin and Mayor Teddy Kollek, Katzir and Oduber both stressed the close ties linking their two countries. During his visit Oduber is scheduled to address the Knesset–an honor reserved for visiting heads… More ▸

  • Spectacular West German Aid to Egypt is Held As Unlikely

    President Anwar Sadat of Egypt is likely to secure spectacular promises of aid during his coming official visit to Bonn March 31-April 3, the first by an Egyptian head of state to West Germany. According to German government sources the visit is taking place at a stage when Sadat was “not without problems.” They noted… More ▸

  • Decline in Zionist Self-confidence is Inimical to U.S. Jewish Community

    A decline in American Jewish self-confidence in Zionism and Israel is even more dangerous to the Jewish community in this country than the wavering politics of Washington about Israel, the irrational and fanatical violence of the Arab world or the continuing enmity of Communism, according to Rabbi Joseph P. Sternstein, president of the Zionist Organization… More ▸

  • Deportation of Two West Bankers Creates New Problems for Government

    The summary deportation of two prominent, West Bankers to Lebanon Saturday has not only created new political troubles for Premier Yitzhak Rabin’s government but appeared likely today to re-escalate disturbances on the West Bank where the deportees have become the focus of further Arab displeasure with the Israeli administration. The ouster of Dr. Ahmed-Hamzi Natshi,… More ▸

  • Tamir: U.S. Pressure on Israel Will Increase in Months Ahead

    Shmuel Tamir, a member of Israel’s Knesset and chairman of the Free Center Party; a faction of Likud, said today that “Israel’s arm is going to be twisted,” by the United States and predicted that American pressure on Israel will increase in months to come. Tamir made this assessment following a week-long meeting in Washington… More ▸