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  • U.N. Deadline Passes As Jews, Arabs in Jerusalem Do Not Move out of Red Cross Area

    The United Nations truce commission’s 4 P.M. headline set for Jewish and Arab forces to withdraw from the security belt draw around the Red Cross zone in southern Jerusalem, passed without any indications today from either the Jews or Arabs that they would comply with the U.N. order. The belligerents were ordered yesterday by U.N…. More ▸

  • J.D.C. Director Reports Czechoslovak Government Helpful to Jews Bound for Israel

    “Continued American aid to Czechoslovakia’s Jews is essential,” Julius Levine, Joint Distribution Committee director in Prague for the past nine months, declared here over the week-end. He pointed out that the Czechoslovak administration is especially helpful to Jews who wish to go to Israel. The J.D.C. is currently assisting about ten percent of the 40,000… More ▸

  • Security Council Meets Today; Urgently Summoned Session to Discuss Palestine Sanctions

    U.N. mediator Count Folke Bernadotte has announced that the Israeli Government has agreed to his proposal to thrash out the difficult Jerusalem situation, it was revealed here today on the heels of an announcement yesterday that the Security Council has been summoned into emergency session tomorrow afternoon to consider the possible use of sanctions in… More ▸

  • Joshua H. Farbstein, Outstanding Leader of Polish Zionism, Dies in Jerusalem at 78

    Joshua Heschel Farbstein, one of the outstanding leaders of Polish Zionism, and a former member of the Jewish Agency Executive, died |here last night. He was 78 years old. Born in Warsaw, he participated in the establishment of the Tarbuth school system in Warsaw and founded a rabbinical seminary there. He attended the First Zionist… More ▸

  • U.S. and Britain Agree to Bring Pressure to Bear on Israel Before U.N. Session

    A tacit Anglo-United States agreement has been leached, according to an authoritative United Nations Source, “to put Israel into a more reasonable frame of mind” during the interregnum while the U.N. Security Council is in transit from Lake Success to Paris. The main instrument for this purpose, it was learned today, is direct U.S. intervention… More ▸

  • Israel to Grant France Same Rights for Institutions As Held Under Mandatory Regime

    Extension by Israel of the same rights and privileges which France enjoyed under the Mandatory regime for French-protected institutions such as hospitals, schools and convents is about to be granted by the Israeli Government, it was learned here today. In official quarters, it is believed that granting of these rights would remove the main stumbling-block… More ▸

  • Israeli Purchasing Mission Arrives in Warsaw; Will Secure Building Materials, Glass

    An Israeli commercial mission arrived here this weekend to obtain building materials and glassware for the Jewish state. Polish Government officials are studying the possibility of increasing the export of foodstuffs to Israel. The Polish Literary Federation last night adopted a resolution urging its members to extend support to the young Jewish state.” The resolution… More ▸

  • Anti-semitism Condemned at World Church Parley; Religious Leaders Discuss Israel

    Anti-Semitism was condemned this week-end by a number of speakers at the meeting here of the World Conference of Churches. The formation of the state of Israel and its relationship to the problem of anti-Semitism and the Christian world was also reviewed by several church leaders and a special sub-committee on Israel has been formed…. More ▸

  • Red Cross Legal Committee Decides to Protect Civilians in All Conflicts

    The legal committee of the 17th International Red Cross Conference meeting’ here this week-end adopted an important change in the draft convention for the protection of civilians in wartime so as to extend the protection of the international relief agency in “all cases of armed conflict which are not of an international character.” The committee,… More ▸