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  • 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 ▸

  • Israeli Premier Reports to President Weizmann on Completion of Cabinet Composition

    Israeli Premier David Ben Gurion informed Present Chaim Weizmann today that he had completed composition of a 12-man, four-party cabinet leaving three portfolios for the Mapam and one for the General Zionists if they agree to enter the Government. The Premier said he had reached agreement with his ministers on nearly all ?ints of the… More ▸

  • Dropsie College Professor Doubts Antiquity of Scroll Claimed to Be Book of Isaiah

    The recent discovery by a wandering Bedouin ancient scrolls comprising the book of Isaiah and other Hebrew writings, which used a sensation in scholarly circles, was declared to be “not an important discovery, but possibly a hoax,” by Dr. Solomon Zeitlin, Professor of Rabbinical Literature at Dropsie College. Dr. Zeitlin, one of the world’s leading… More ▸