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  • Strike Averted at Haifa Oil Refineries; Four Dismissed Workers Rehired

    A strike at the Haifa oil refineries has been averted, it was announced today, following the reinstatement yesterday of four dismissed employes. Extensive negotiations between management and the Haifa Labor Council led to the decision of the refineries to reemploy the dismissed men. The company agreed to consult with a workers’ committee in cases of… More ▸

  • Israel Celebrates Weizmann’s 75th Birthday; Rabbinate, Government Leaders Greet Him

    All Israel today celebrated President Chaim Weizmann’s 75th birthday. This was the first time that the people of Israel officially marked Dr. Weizmann’s birthday. Flags were raised over all official buildings and over many private residences, while children in the schools heard special programs devoted to reviewing the life of the most venerated Jewish leader… More ▸

  • National Committee for Labor Israel Proclaims $10,000,000 Fund Drive for Histadrut

    A $10,000,000 campaign for Histadrut was proclaimed here today at the 26th annual convention of the National Committee for Labor Israel attended by more than 3,000 delegates from 250 cities in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. In an address to the convention, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem Reuben Shreibman asserted that three Arab states… More ▸

  • National Fraternity Group Recommends College Groups Eliminate Race Bias in Charters

    The National Interfraternity Conference this week-end recommended to college fraternities that they end all racial, religious and nationality discrimination in the acceptance of members. The vote came one day after the executive committee of the Conference decided not to act on the issue. However, a concerted movement on the part of undergraduates, who have no… More ▸

  • Junior Hadassah Parley Closes; Adopts $200,000 Budget; Attacks U.N. Plan on Jerusalem

    The 26th annual Junior Hadassah convention concluded here this week-end after the adoption of a budget of $200,000 for next year and the election of Miss Sarah Nieman of Brooklyn as president. The 1,000 delegates also adopted a resolution attacking the United Nations Conciliation Commission’s plan to internationalize Jerusalem as “impractical, unfair and unjust.” More ▸

  • Junior Mizrachi Women End Convention; Ask U.S. to Reconsider Jerusalem Position

    The 10th annual convention of the Junior Mizrachi Women’s Organization of America closed here today after deciding to launch a membership drive to double the group’s current membership. A resolution, adopted by the 800 delegates, called on the United States to reconsider its latest position in favor of the U.N. proposal to internationalize Jerusalem. More ▸

  • National U.J.A. Conference Sets $272,455,800 As Target for 1950; Morgenthau Reelected

    The national conference of the United Jewish Appeal concluded its three-day session here today adopting the figure of $272,455,800 as representing its “essential minimum requirements” for its program of further immigration and settlement in Israel, for overseas rehabilitation and relief and for refugee aid in the United States. The resolution on American Jewry’s responsibility pointed… More ▸

  • Smuts Appeals for Renewal of Anglo-jewish Friendship at London Dinner in His Honor

    Over 1,500 guests attended a reception here in honor of former South African Premier Jan Christian Smuts. The guest of honor reiterated his appeal for a renewal of “Angle-Jewish friendship, since both peoples have a common faith in the dignity of human personality.” Gen. Smuts, asserting his belief in “Israel’s mission as a unifying and… More ▸

  • Solution of Jerusalem Problem May Not Be Found at Current United Nations Session

    Well informed circles at the United Nations today expressed the belief that a solution of the Jerusalem question would not be found at the current session of the U.N. General Assembly. These circles pointed to the Israel and Transjordan rejections of the Conciliation Commission’s plan to internationalize the city as one of the chief reasons… More ▸

  • Alexander Seldin. a Founder of Yiddish Writers Union, Dies at 67

    Alexander Seldin, columnist and editorial writer for the Jewish Day from 1914 to 1947 died this week-end at the Gouverneus Hospital here which he entered recently. He was 67 years old. Mr. Seldin was a founder of the J.L. Perez Verein, union or Jewish news writers, of which he was president for several years. More ▸