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  • Blum Says Israel’s Position in the UN Was Further Eroded During General Assembly’s Current Session

    Yehuda Blum Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations. said today that Israel’s position at the world organization was further eroded during the three-month session of the 34th General Assembly which was scheduled to be concluded here this evening. Speaking at a press conference at the Israel UN Mission, Blum claimed that “the erosion” was reflected… More ▸

  • Gush Wants New Settlement Near Yamit

    With the deadline for the evacuation of Elon Moreh less than a week away the Gush Emunim became increasingly defiant of the government today The settlers reiterated that they will not move unless the government alters present laws to make Jewish settlements throughout the West Bank and Gaza legal and beyond challenge by the courts…. More ▸

  • Denies Mengele is in Chile

    Reports that Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele is hiding out in Chile were denied by Foreign Minister Hernan Cubillos. He told reporters that the government has no information that he is in the country. The question was raised after Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal said in Vienna last Friday that he had reliable information from three independent… More ▸

  • 17 Women in Mass Bas Mitzvah

    Fifteen months ago most of the 17 women yearning to celebrate their Bas Mitzvah didn’t know "aleph" from "bet" and the others were almost equally illiterate in Hebrew On a recent Saturday morning however they read all the Haftorab and the Torah portion of the week in fluent Hebrew and achieved their ambition to the… More ▸

  • Linowitz: There is a ‘reasonable Possibility’ of Reaching Autonomy Settlement by the May 1 Deadlinf

    Sol Linowitz, President Carter’s special Ambassador to the Middle East, said today following his return from initial talks in Jerusalem and Cairo, that Egypt and Israel have reached “significant measures of agreement” which have not “previously surfaced” and that “a reasonable possibility” exists that they may reach an autonomy settlement by May I, 1980. Previously,… More ▸

  • Report Ira Nian Volunteers Have Arrived in South Lebanon from Syria

    A Christian radio station on the Lebanese border claimed today that Iranian volunteers have crossed into south Lebanon from Syria and are stationed in Nabatiya, a village under the control of Palestinian terrorists: There was no official confirmation here but Israeli sources said that it was possible that a few of the Iranians who landed… More ▸

  • Special to the JTA Group of RA Members Move to Force Vote on Ordination of Women

    Action taken here yesterday by a group of some 175 Rabbinical Assembly (RA) members calling themselves the Conference on Halachic Process may force a vote tomorrow on the ordination of women by the Conservative movement. Conference chairmen were Rabbi David Algaze, Rabbi David Feldman, Rabbi Albert Lewis and Rabbi Hershel Portnoy, with some 145 co-sponsors… More ▸

  • Defeat Moves to Hold Further Hearings on the Abortion Bill

    The coalition majority in the Knesset’s Social Welfare Committee defeated opposition attempts to hold further hearings on the controversial abortion law amendment that passed its first reading in the Knesset Monday. The measure is expected to come before the Knesset for its second and third readings early next week and is considered certain to be… More ▸

  • Begin; Project Renewal to Continue

    Project Renewal will continue as planned, Premier Menachem Begin assured Jewish Agency Executive chairman Leon Dulzin this week. Begin’s assurance was contained in a telegram to Dulzin in reaction to reports that the project to rehabilitate poverty neighborhoods throughout the country might suffer from proposed cuts in public spending. Project Renewal is a joint enterprise… More ▸