Menu JTA Search


  • Eban Says Withdrawal Prior to Negotiations Would Be ‘national Suicide’ for Israel

    Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban said in a filmed interview last night that “Israel would be completely off its head” to agree to withdrawal from the occupied territories prior to negotiations, as demanded by the Arab states. Such a move, he said, would constitute “national suicide” for Israel. He asserted that the Arabs’ unwillingness to… More ▸

  • Israel Formally Rejects Egyptian Proposal for Temporary Cease-fire in Suez Canal Zone

    Israel today formally rejected an Egyptian offer to restore the ceasefire temporarily in the Suez Canal zone if Israel would agree immediately to carry out the provisions of the United Nations Security Council’s Nov. 22, 1967 resolution which calls for its withdrawal from the occupied territories. The offer was made by President Gamal Abdel Nasser… More ▸

  • Chance for Middle East Peace Might Improve if Pres. Nasser is Replaced

    An Israeli Cabinet Minister said here last night that chances for Middle East peace might improve if President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt was replaced by leaders who were more “Egypt-oriented” than pan-Arab. Shimon Peres, the acting Minister of Immigrant Absorption, was interviewed on the National Educational Television Network. Mr. Peres conceded that if Nasser… More ▸

  • Ministry of Education and Culture Will Take over Educational Television Authority

    The Israel Ministry of Education and Culture will take over the Educational Television Authority established two years ago by Lord Victor Rothschild and the Rothschild Foundation. The transfer will take place next April 19 and will be for a period of two years. Its future administration will be decided at a later date. Studios and… More ▸

  • Petach Tikvah Girl, 16, Wins Israel’s Bible Contest Championship

    A 16-year-old Petach Tikvah girl beat out male competition to win Israel’s national Bible quiz here last night. She is Rivka Goldberg, a sixth-term student at a religious high school, who captured the title of "Bride of 1968" for her knowledge of the Bible. Miss Goldberg will represent Israel in the international Bible contest, along… More ▸

  • Mrs. Muriel L. Nirenstein Dies at 55; Active in Educational, Religious Fields

    Mrs. Muriel L. Nirenstein, active in Jewish education, cultural and philanthropic endeavors, died here yesterday at the age of 55. Mrs. Nirenstein was the wife of Dr. Samuel Nirenstein, a lawyer and former president of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America. She was a former chairman of the cultural committee of the Fifth… More ▸

  • Israel Cabinet Agrees on Limited General Television As Soon As Feasible

    Three hours daily of television broadcasting in Arabic, and one in Hebrew, will be programmed as soon as it is “technically feasible,” the Israel Cabinet decided today. The new broadcasts are designed to counteract the influence of programs broadcast from the neighboring Arab countries and attentively watched by Arabs in the Israeli-occupied west bank territory…. More ▸

  • Columbia Broadcasting System to Train Israelis in Television Work

    The Cabinet yesterday reaffirmed its decision of last week awarding a contract to the Columbia Broadcasting System to train Israeli personnel in setting up a national television network here, after Religious Affairs Minister Zerah Warhaftig, who was absent from the Cabinet session last week, challenged the decision. Dr. Warhaftig objected to the expenses involved at… More ▸

  • Israel Expects Full Tv Service by 1968; Cbs Gets Advisory Contract

    A spokesman for the Israeli Broadcasting Authority said today that general television will be inaugurated in Israel on April 1, 1968. His announcement followed approval by the Cabinet yesterday of an agreement with the Columbia Broadcasting System, under which CBS will provide an advisory service in the creation of television broadcast facilities for Israel. The… More ▸

  • 3 Israeli Scholars Receive Rothschild Prizes at Jerusalem Event

    The annual Rothschild Prizes for achievement in the fields of social science, engineering and applied mathematics were awarded here last night to Prof. Gad Tedeschi, of the Hebrew University; Prof. Haim Leib Peckeris, of the Weizmann Institute; and Prof. Abraham Kogan, of the Technion at Haifa. The prizes of $3, 300 each, are given in… More ▸