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  • Editor of French Anti-semitic Paper During War is Sentenced to Death in Absentia

    Claude Oltramare, a wartime Nazi collaborator when he was editor of the violently anti-Semitic “Le Pilori,” was condemned to death yesterday in absentia, by the Seine High Tribunal. Oltramare, a Swiss citizen, is now living in his native land. The executive of the Union of Jewish Societies of France today unanimously approved a resolution protesting… More ▸

  • J.w.b. Parley Plans Expanded Relationships Between American and Israel Music Leaders

    Plans for the mapping of a “sound, creative and effective working relationship between American composers and performers of Jewish music and composers and publishers of Jewish music in Israel” were drafted at a conference held here under the auspices of the National Jewish Music Council, sponsored by the National Jewish Welfare Board. The meeting was… More ▸

  • United Nations Palestine Conciliation Commission Resumes Sessions Today in Geneva

    The United Nations Palestine Conciliation Commission, which adjourned its last session in New York on Dec. 9, 1949, will reconvene here tomorrow. Among the subjects on the Commission’s agenda are the question of compensation for Palestine Arab displaced persons and an Arab proposal that the Commission should begin “active mediation.” (The London Daily Telegraph reported… More ▸

  • Vice-president Barkley Predicts Senate Will Approve Dp Amendments at Current Session

    Vice-President Alben Barkley, addressing the national conference of the United Service for New Americans here, today predicted that the U.S. Senate would approve legislation intended to liberalize the Displaced Persons Act of 1948 at its current session. He expressed confidence that removal of the discriminatory provisions would enable “additional refugees to come to America.” He… More ▸

  • Order Reducing Customs Duties in Israel Signed; Military Service Law to Be Amended

    An order effecting reductions in customs tariffs to exampt from customs duties raw materials required in industry and agriculture in Israel was signed here by Finance Minister Eliezer Kaplan. Materials included are galvanized iron sheets, glycerine, medical supplies and surgical instruments for hospitals. An Israel treasury spokesman denied the allegation in the United Nations report… More ▸

  • Only Ten Organizations Authorized to Conduct Separate Drives for Israel in U.S.

    Ten organizations have been granted authority to conduct campaigns in behalf of Israel during 1950, it was announced today by the Committee on Control and Authorization of Campaigns of the Jewish Agency. The committee was set up at the request of the Israel Government to assume priority of the United Jewish Appeal as the major… More ▸

  • Elimination of “no-man’s Land” in Jerusalem Discussed by Israel and Transjordan

    Discussion on the elimination of the “no-man’s land” areas in Jerusalem continued here today when a special Israel-Transjordan committee resumed discussions. It was agreed earlier that in return for the opening of traffic through Latrun and Mount Scopus to Israel, the Transjordanians would have access to the road to Bethlehem and electricity will be provided… More ▸

  • Israel Shipping Company Buys Two U.S. Vessels; Will Operate U.s.-israel-canada Runs

    Two freighters owned by the Isthmian Steamship Company will be transferred from the American to the Israel flag here tomorrow and will be operated by the newly-formed steamship line–M. Dizengoff @ Co. (Shipping), Ltd.–which will offer service between United States Canadian and Israel ports. One of the vessels–the former Atlanta City–will be named in honor… More ▸