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  • 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 ▸

  • West German President Rejects Idea of Collective German Guilt for Nazi Crimes

    The idea of collective guilt of the German people for Nazi atrocities against the Jews was rejected by Dr. Theodor Heuss, President of the West German Federal Republic, at a press conference here this weekend. He added, however, that it was his belief that “the German people should feel collectively ashamed.” His government, he disclosed,… More ▸

  • Major Abraham S. Hyman Appointed New Adviser on Jewish Affairs in Germany

    Major Abraham S. Hyman, Assistant Adviser on Jewish Affairs to the American Military Government in Germany since Aug. 1946, has been appointed Acting Adviser on Jewish Affairs to John J. McCloy, United States High Commissioner for Germany, it was announced this week-end. Major Hyman was designated with the approval of the Department of State and… More ▸

  • Wjc Calls for International Agreement to Aid Heirs of Persons Missing in World War Ii

    An urgent plea for an international agreement to aid the heirs of millions of persons who disappeared during World War II has been presented to the United Nations by the World Jewish Congress. The organization’s memorandum discloses that the surviving relatives of millions of so-called missing persons cannot recover property and assets to which they… More ▸

  • 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 ▸