Menu JTA Search

JTA Archive

  • Mrs. Hoster, English Women’s Leader, Dead

    Mrs. Constance Hoster, a leader in women’s work, died yesterday at the age of 74. She was a pioneer in the training of women for secretarial and other positions and was one of the first women to be elected to the London Chamber of Commerce. She was the daughter of Dr. Marcus Kalisch, distinguished Talmudic… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Word was received here today that six of the 21 refugees aboard the German liner Cap Norte were permitted to land at Buenos Aires on Friday and the rest were forced to return to Europe. The 21 were refused permission to disembark at Montevideo on May 23 when Paraguay, their destination, cancelled their entry permits. More ▸

  • 300 Scholarships for Refugees Created at American Colleges

    During the academic year now ending, 200 colleges have created some 300 scholarships, worth over $200,000, for refugee students, it was announced today by Catherine Deeny, executive secretary of the Intercollegiate Committee to Aid Student Refugees. This will enable the most outstanding students of Central Europe, whose studies have been interrupted and whose lives have… More ▸

  • Jewish, Arab Delegations Converge on Geneva for Mandates Commission Session

    Many Jewish and Arab delegations are expected to come here for the opening Thursday of the session of the League of Nations Mandates Commission, which will examine Britain’s new Palestine policy. An Arab delegation headed by Jamal el Husseini, cousin of the exiled ex-Mufti of Jerusalem, has already arrived. The Jewish Agency for Palestine has… More ▸

  • Court Martial of Moseley for Insubordination Sought

    Representative John M. Coffee (Dem., Wash.) has asked President Roosevelt and Secretary of War Harry H. Woodring for a court martial of Major-General George Van Horn Moseley, retired, on the ground of “insubordination.” Mr. Coffee said General Moseley deserved to be court martialed because of references to President Roosevelt before the Dies committee. He charged… More ▸

  • Goldmann Sees Commission Rejecting British Policy

    Belief that the Mandates Commission next week will reject Britain’s Palestine policy was expressed today by Dr. Nahum Goldmann, Zionist representative at Geneva, addressing the annual conference of the French Zionist Federation. The meeting closed tonight with the delegates from 20 cities adopting resolutions in protest against the British policy. More ▸

  • Tolerance Demonstrations Planned on Fourth of July

    The Council Against Intolerance in America today announced plans for a nation-wide Independence Day Ceremony which will be a “stirring national re-dedication to American ideals of tolerance and freedom as set forth in our Declaration of Independence.” The ceremony will be centered about an “American Declaration of Tolerance and Equality” initiated by George Gordon Battle,… More ▸

  • Press, Move for Unity Committee in Palestine

    A nation-wide Jewish conference was called today to press for formation of a united emergency committee to wage the campaign against Britain’s Palestine plan. Those issuing the call for the meeting were David Yellin, Prof. Joseph Klausner, Daniel Auster and Samuel Ussishkin, son of Menachem M. Ussishkin. Joshua Suprassky, in a statement on behalf of… More ▸

  • Protests on British Plan Continue

    Foreign Minister J.E. Erkko, receiving a Jewish delegation which called to protest against Britain’s Palestine policy, has promised sympathetic consideration of the problem by the Cabinet, declaring that Finland has always regarded with sympathy the Jewish aspirations in Palestine. At the same time, a protest memorandum was submitted to the British minister here by the… More ▸