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  • 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 ▸

  • U.N. is Pressured to Revive Jerusalem Issue at Special Assembly, Trygve Lie Says

    Pressure is being exerted by some governments in the United Nations for the calling of a special session of the General Assembly to deal with Jerusalem, Secretary-General Trygve Lie indicated during the week-end. In response to a question on the subject at his weekly press conference, Mr. Lie said he had received no formal request… More ▸

  • Washington Court Dismisses Libel Suit Brouget Against Anti-defamation League

    District Court Judge Matthew McQuire today dismissed a libel suit brought against the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation League by Robert H. Williams, an anti-Semitic pamphleteer. Williams is author of “The Anti-Defamation League and Its Use in the World Communist Offensive.” Williams charged that the A.D.L. libeled him in a book that described him as expressing “unfriendly… More ▸

  • Z.O.A. House Opened in Tel Aviv; Ben Gurion Terms It Link Between Israel, U.S. Jewry

    The cornerstone of the Zionist Organization of America House was laid in the presence of Premier David Ben Gurion, Cabinet Ministers, members of the Jewish Agency and representatives of many organizations. Premier Ben Gurion delivered an address stressing that the Z.O.A. House would strengthen the ties between Israel and United States Jewry. He said the… More ▸

  • New York Federation of Jewish Philanthropies Announces It Raised over $20,000,000

    More than $20,000,000 has been raised in the current $50,500,000 Building Fund and Maintenance Campaign of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, it was announced today by Ralph E. Samuel, president of the Federation, as the Federation’s record campaign entered its climactic phase with the start of an 18-day period of solicitation of… More ▸