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  • Jewish Restitution Body Filed 74,000 Claims for Heirless, Communal Property in Germany

    Nearly 74,000 claims for restitution of heiress or communal Jewish property have been filed with the American military government in Germany by the Jewish Restitution Organization, it was revealed in a report the organization’s activities in 1948 made public here today. Among the claims are some 9,800 against the former German Government, 9,500 which deal… More ▸

  • Hungary, Rumania, Czechoslovakia Agree to Halt Jews Leaving Country Illegally

    The Hungarian, Czechoslovak and Rumanian authorities are trying to smash, by joint effort, an alleged organization which is reported we smuggled 5,000 persons–a large number of them Jews–to the West in the last ##ter of 1948, a high Hungarian official who asked that his name be withheld re##ed here today. The authorities have agreed on… More ▸

  • Dp Camps Could Be Closed by June Next Year, Carusi Tells Congressional Body

    Displaced Persons Commission chairman Ugo ###si told the House Immigration Sub-Committee today that he thought Jewish dis###ced persons camps in Europe could probably be closed by June 30, 1950. ,p/>Dr. William Haber, recently retired adviser on Jewish affairs to the U.S. ###ater commanders in Germany and Austria, made such a prediction in his final re###t… More ▸

  • First Group of Israel-bound Refugees Arrives at Marseilles from British Zone

    The first group of Israel-bound immigrants from the Bergen-Belsen DP camp for Jews in the British zone of Germany reached Marseilles today, it was announced here by the Jewish Committee for Relief Abroad, which made the travel arrangements. The party numbered 550 and included some men of military age. The immigrants will be forced to… More ▸

  • Jewish Agency Establishes Economic Department to Stimulate U.S. Investments for Israel

    The establishment in New York of an economic statement by the Jewish Agency “for the purpose of stimulating and mobilizing American investment capital for the development of Israel,” was announced at a press conference here today. The conference was addressed by Dr. Nahum Goldmann, acting chairman of the American section of the Agency’s executive, and… More ▸

  • Security Council Votes to Admit Israel to U.N. Membership; Vote is 9 to 1

    The U.N. Security Council tonight voted, by one to one, with one abstention, to recommend the admission of Israel to the United nations. Final approval must be given by the General Assembly which will begin meeting again April 5. Britain abstained, while Egypt cast the lone negative ballot. Specifically the Council adopted a resolution proposed… More ▸

  • J.N.F. Leaders Discuss Land Acquisition Program; Consider Insurance Plan

    A plan for the Jewish National Fund to launch campaign for individuals to buy insurance policies naming the organization as beneficiary was presented here today in connection with the extraordinary conference of the J.N.F. which will continue through Sunday at the Waldorf-Astoria. The proceeds from these policies would be used to set up a reserve… More ▸

  • Trans Jordan-israeli Armistice Talks Open; Strain Apparent in First. Brief Session

    The Israeli-Transjordan armistice talks opened here formally today with a nine-minute Joint session at which acting U.N. mediator Ralph J. Bunche was elected chairman, the credentials of the members of both delegations were presented and a seven-point agenda was adopted. Following the conclusion of this business, Dr. Bunche made a short, formal speech of welcome… More ▸