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  • Jerusalem Police Arrest Neturei Karta Rabbis on Charges of Causing Public Riot

    Rabbi Amram Blau and Rabbi Arieh Katznelbogen, leaders of the ultra-Orthodox sect Neturei Karta, were arrested here today by Israel police charged with causing a public riot which resulted in two Jewish policemen and two Neturei Karta members sustaining injuries. The arrests followed demonstrations in the Mea Shearim quarter of Jerusalem conducted by the Neturei… More ▸

  • Mapam Will Join Government if Policy Negotiations with Mapai Are Successfully Ended

    The national council of Mapam, following two days of deliberations, decided to accept the Mapai’s proposal that it join the present coalition government. The decision will be implemented “providing negotiations for a program agreed to by both sides on government policy can be successfully concluded,” it was announced. The Mapam delegation conducting the negotiations was… More ▸

  • Youth Who Tried to Commit Suicide in Knesset Held Unbalanced; Collapses Outside Court

    Abraham Tzafati, the Iranian-born youth who recently attempted to take his life at a session of the Knesset attended by Premier David Ben Gurion and other members of the Israel Cabinet, was adjudged mentally unsound today by a government psychiatrist. Although the Court decided not to continue with the youth’s projected trial, the defendant was… More ▸

  • Frenchman Accused of Betraying Jewish Army Officers to Nazis Goes on Trial in Paris

    The trial began today in the Seine Court of Justice of Louis Thomas on charges of denouncing French Jewish officers to the Nazis during the occupation. During that period, the Germans named him literary director of the publishing house of Calmann-Levi, the head of which was Jewish. A verdict is expected Saturday. Various sentences were… More ▸

  • Ancient Hebrew Manuscripts to Be Put on Public Display by Library of Congress

    Three ancient Hebrew scrolls said to be 1,000 years older than any previously known Biblical manuscripts will go on public display for the first time anywhere in the world at the Library of Congress beginning Oct. 23. The Library described the scrolls as the “greatest single manuscript discovery of modern times” and called the finding… More ▸

  • J.D.C. Will End Aid to Jews in Yugoslavia by Jan. 1. Paris Directors Parley Hears

    The Joint Distribution Committee will withdraw its aid from the Jewish community in Yugoslavia by Jan. 1, it was announced today at the conference here of J.D.C. directors in 18 European and North African countries. It was explained that the present Jewish population of Yugoslavia has been reduced sufficiently–principally through the migration of Yugoslav Jews… More ▸

  • Heads of Major U.S. Zionist Groups Urge Members to Participate in U.p.a. Conference

    A joint call signed by the presidents of the Zionist Organization of America, Hadassah, Labor Zionist Organization of America and the Mizrachi Organization of America urging local chapters affiliated with the four national groups to participate in the national conference of the United Palestine Appeal–which will be held in Washington beginning Oct. 22–was issued today…. More ▸