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  • 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 ▸

  • Detroit Jems Mark 100th Anniversary of Establisement of Organized Community

    The 100th anniversary of the establishment of an organized Jewish community in Detroit will be marked by the Jews here this year, the Jewish News of Detroit, reported. The first “minyan” of ten males over the age of 13 was achieved in 1850, although historical documents record the existence of Jews in the Detroit region… More ▸

  • U.N. Member States Urged to Eliminate All Discrimination from Their Schools

    The United Nations this week-end took the first decisive step to combat prejudice when its Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination and for Protection of Minorities adopted a resolution calling upon U.N. member states to take all necessary measures to eliminate every form of discrimination from their schools. The decision was taken by a 10-2 vote,… More ▸