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  • Move to Recommit Celler Bill Made in Senate; Discussion Continues into Night Session

    Sen. Harry P. Cain, (Rep., Wash.) today led resistance in the Senate to the Celler Bill which would liberalize displaced persons legislation. Sen. Cain said the bill was reported out of the Judiciary Committee “without adequate documentation and without adequate facts.” He suggested recommitment of the bill to the Committee, saying “nobody will suffer if… More ▸

  • Israel Army Engages in Large-scale Maneuvers; Special Unit to Guard Frontiers Created

    The Israel Army during the past few days carried out the largest-scale maneuvers ever held in this country, it was disclosed today. Premier David Ben Gurion, who is also Israel’s Defense Minister, witnessed the exercises which were carried out by large infantry and artillery units. Meanwhile, the Israel Army announced that it has decided to… More ▸

  • Delegation of General Zionist Leaders from Israel Due to Reach N.Y. This Week-end

    A delegation of leading General Zionists from Israel is expected to arrive in this country this week-end, it was announced today by the American section of the World Confederation of General Zionists. The announcement added that the Israel delegation has been invited to consult with General Zionist leaders in the United States on “important economic… More ▸

  • Second Observance of Jewish History Week to Be Held Throughout U.S. in April, 1950

    Jewish History Week–to be held under the auspices of the National Jewish Welfare Board-sponsored American Jewish Historical Society–will be observed beginning April 16 next year, it was announced today. Celebration of the event will mark the second successive year that Jewish communities throughout the U.S. will participate in the special observance. More ▸

  • Britain Will Not Back Any Jerusalem Plan Unacceptable to Israel, U.N. Delegate Says

    Great Britain will not support any plan for Jerusalem which is not acceptable to Israel, a British delegation source here disclosed today. At the same time, British and American delegation sources independently revealed that they will not support any of Egypt’s attempts to obtain a Security Council order for immediate demilitarization of Jerusalem. Both parties… More ▸

  • American Jewish Committee Hears Charge N.Y. Released-time System is Unlawful

    Dr. Vivian T. Thayer, prominent educator and author of “Religion in Public Education,” charged today that New York City’s released-time program of religious instruction helps religious groups spread their faith through an unconstitutional use of the local public school system. Addressing the New York chapter of the American Jewish Committee, Dr. Thayer challenged the claim… More ▸

  • Former Nazis Celebrate Election Gains in Austrian Towns; Display Swastikas

    Former Nazis have staged tumultuous demonstrations in the towns of Perg and Wels, both about 25 miles south of Linz in Upper Austria, according to dispatches today to the newspaper Der Abend, unofficial Communist party organ. According to the newspaper, in the two communities the Nazis celebrated the winning of 16 seats in Parliament by… More ▸