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  • 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 ▸

  • German Official Who Charged City Council with Bias Against Jew Receives Threats

    Gerhard Lohmeyer, public prosecutor of the denazification court here, disclosed today that he has received “scores of anonymous threatening letters” since he charged members of the Offenbach City Council with cancelling the nomination of a Jewish physician to a hospital post because of racial bias. He said the letters predicted he “would not die a… More ▸

  • 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 ▸