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  • Rumanian Jew Sentenced to Five Years Imprisonment for Betraying Jewish Deportees

    Jacob Windisch of Siret, Bukovina, was sentenced today to five years’ imprisonment by a Bucharest court on a charge that he misused his authority while secretary of the Judenrat of the city of Obodova, which was established during the Rumanian occupation of Transnistria in 1942-1944. A number of witnesses testified that Windisch sold relief supplies… More ▸

  • Dr Schwartz Reports on Situation of Jews in North Africa; J.D.C. Sends Representative

    “Encouraging progress” in meeting the needs of the Jews of North Africa–both transients crowding into the port cities from the hinter-land on route to Israel and resident populations–was reported today by Dr. Joseph J. Scbartz, chairman of the European Executive Council of the J.D.C., at a meeting of the J.D.C executive committee. The last four… More ▸

  • Agudath Israel of America Opens Annual Convention; Greeted by President Truman

    The eighth annual convention of Adudath Israel of. America was opened here tonight with the reading of a message of greetings from President Truman, recalling his recent meeting with Chief Rabbi Herzog of Israel. The convention, attended by 500 delegates, will deliberate on the religious problem facing Jews in the United States, Israel, and Europe…. More ▸

  • Congress Gets Bill Asking for Commission to Survey Needs of Near Eastern Lands

    A bill was introduced in the House and in the Senate today urging the establishment of a Hear East survey commission as the first step implement Point 4 of President Truman’s program to aid undeveloped countries. The Congressional commission, if appointed, will investigate development possibilities in Israel. The commission, to be formed under the bill,… More ▸

  • American Federation of Labor and C.i.o. Will Aid in $15,000,000 Plan for Israel

    Jacob Potofsky, president of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America who is now visiting Israel, revealed today that both the C.I.O. and A.F.L. will aid in a project announced yesterday calling for the construction of housing for new immigrants to be financed by low-interest, long-term bonds floated in the United States, largely among labor union… More ▸

  • Blaustein Discusses Israel Economic Needs with President Truman at White House

    Jacob Blaustein, president of the American Jewish Committee, today reported to President Truman at the White House on economic conditions In Israel and said he found the President “generally sympathetic.” Blaustein described to the President the findings of a survey he recently completed in Israel at the request of Prime Minister David Ben Gurion. He… More ▸

  • American Jewish Labor Committee Delegation Leaves France for Israel

    A Jewish Labor Committee delegation, headed by Adolph Held of New York, left tonight by air for Israel after a stay of several days here during which it was received by Premier Henri Queuille, Minister of Labor Daniel Mayer, other members of the government, and former Premier Leon Blum.” The delegation also inspected a number… More ▸

  • Arab Delegations Threaten to Leave Lausanne; Dissatisfied with Israeli Demands

    The Arab delegations told the United Nations Conciliation Commission today that they are not prepared to remain in Lausanne for conditioned talks if Israel means to raise issues such as the demand for immediate with travel of all Arab armies from Palestine. The Arabs are reported to have demanded the immediate return of 25,000 Arab… More ▸