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  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸