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Yom Kippur War

  • Israelis Shoot Down Egyptian Mig-21 High State of Alert on Jordanian Frontier

    Israeli fighter planes shot down an Egyptian MIG-21 over the Gulf of Suez this afternoon in the first air battle since hostilities ended on the Egyptian front Oct. 25. A military spokesman said the battle, which lasted only a few minutes, began at 2 p.m. local time when Egyptian planes tried to intercept Israeli fighters… More ▸

  • No Policy of Selective Immigration

    Leon Dulzin, acting chairman of the Jewish Agency Executive; sharply repudiated today any statements that might give the impression that a policy of selective immigration was about to be introduced. Aliya policy is based on the Law of Return and every Jew who wants to come to Israel will be welcomed with open arms, Dulzin… More ▸

  • Haber: JDC Will Need $30,400,000 As Minimum Budget for 1974; Up $776,000 from 1973

    The Joint Distribution Committee will need $30,400,000 as a minimum budget for 1974 compared to the $29,624,000 it spent in 1973, Samuel L. Haber, JDC executive vice-chairman, said today in submitting the budget to some 400 delegates attending the JDC’s 59th annual meeting at the New York Hilton Hotel. “Continued inflation, the effect of the… More ▸

  • World Jewry Stands Shoulder to Shoulder with Israelis

    Noting that “in 1973 Israel experienced its own Pearl Harbor.” Edward Ginsburg, chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee, said today that the response of world Jewry “assured the Israelis that we stood shoulder to shoulder with them in their struggle for survival and in their efforts to achieve peace.” Ginsburg was addressing some 400 delegates… More ▸

  • News Brief

    A spokesman for the Travel Agents Association said here that tourism, hard hit by the Yom Kippur War, is beginning to show signs of revival. He said that tourists, mainly pilgrims and groups, are beginning to stream into the country for the Chanukah and Christmas holidays. He said advance bookings at hotels are good and… More ▸

  • Agudath Israel Adopts Program for ‘mass Torah Revival’

    A call to Jews throughout the world for a “mass Torah revival in the aftermath of the Yom Kippur War.” as well as a broad range of programs to intensify Jewish religious observance and outreach programs to estranged Jewish youth, emerged at the 51st national convention of Agudath Israel of America last weekend. Three thousand… More ▸

  • War Sparks Interest of Foreign Governments in Israeli-made Weapons

    The Yom Kippur War has sparked the interest of foreign governments in Israel-made weapons, notably the “Gabriel” surface-to-surface missile, the main weapon of Israel’s navy, and the Arava short-take-off-and-landing (STOL) aircraft, a civilian transport adaptable to military duties. A number of foreign navies have placed orders worth $50 million for the “Gabriel,” according to its… More ▸

  • Dinitz: Arab Summit Statement Not an Impediment to Peace Talks

    Israeli Ambassador Simcha Dinitz said here yesterday that he saw nothing new in the statement issued by Arab leaders attending the summit conference that a settlement would depend on Israeli withdrawal from all occupied territories, especially Jerusalem, and the restoration of the rights of the Palestinian people. He told reporters that this declaration, issued yesterday… More ▸