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  • 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 ▸

  • Rumanian Academy of Science Admits Jews As Active Members for First Time in History

    For the first time in Rumanian history, Jews have been admitted as active members of the Rumanian Academy of Science, it was reported here over the week-end. An announcement reported the reorganization of the institution which henceforth will be known as the “Academy of the Rumanian Popular Republic,” with the appointment of neurologist Arthur Kreindler,… More ▸

  • Israelis Fear U.N. Not Checking Arabs on Truce Compliance; Meirson Leaves for Moscow

    Jewish spokesmen here today indicated their suspicions that the U.N. mediator and the truce observers have given the Arabs in Gaza, am important invasion base, and elsewhere a free hand while keeping a strict watch for truce violations in Jewish areas. These sentiments were expressed following the fatal shooting yesterday of two French truce observers… More ▸

  • Israeli Soldiers Protecting Christian Holy Places, U.p.a. Head Reports

    Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem are protecting Christian Holy Places “marked off by Hebrew signs, Dr. Israel Goldstein, United Palestine appeal national chairman attending the Zionist Actions Committee sessions and currently making an on-the -scene survey of needs in Israel, declared in a cabled report received here this week-end. Of Jewish life in Jerusalem, the U.P.A…. More ▸

  • 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 ▸