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  • German Chancellor Deplores Anti-semitic Incidents; Mob Threatens Woman Witness

    Dr. Konrad Adonauer, West German Chancellor, said here last night that he deplores the recent wave of anti-Semitic incidents in West Germany. “There are still people among the Germans who behave in such a shameful way toward their Jewish fellow-citizens,” Chancellor Adenauer said in an official statement. Referring specifically to the overturning of headstones in… More ▸

  • W.j.c. Charges Return of Governing Power to Germans Furthers Growth of Anti-semitism

    A memorandum charging that the U.S. Government’s virtual turning over of the complete governmental power to the Germans has resulted in furthering the growth of anti-Semitism and ultra-nationalism in Germany has been submitted by the World Jewish Congress to the State Department, the W.J.C. revealed here today. Declaring that the setting up of the German… More ▸

  • U.S. Asks That Controversial Resolutions on Minorities Be Returned to U.N. Body

    The United States this week-end proposed to an ad hoc committee of the Commission on Human Rights that two resolutions on the protection of minorities be returned to the Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities for further study and development. The resolutions concern a definition of minorities and interim measures to be… More ▸

  • American Jewish Committee Urges U.S. Ratification of Convention on Missing Persons

    The American Jewish Committee has called on the United States Government to speedily ratify the international convention on the declaration of death of missing persons which was adopted earlier this month at an international conference held at Lake Success under the auspices of the United Nations, the Committee announced here today. In a letter to… More ▸

  • Israel Received $5,000,000 in Cash, Materials and Services from UNESCO in 1949

    Israel received nearly $5,000,000 worth of money, materials and services from the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) during 1949, it was announced by UNESCO this week-end. The money was part of a fund of $24,000,000 raised in the United States during the year and the aid included fellowships and study grants, books and… More ▸

  • $35,000,000 Raised by U.J.A. in 1950; Christian Gifts Announced in Washington

    A total of $35,000,000 has been received by the United Jewish Appeal thus far this year, including $137,000 in gifts presented this week-end by American Christian leaders, Henry Morgenthau, Jr., general chairman of the U.J.A., announced today at the concluding session here of the national conference called by the U.J.A. National Christian Committee. Mr. Morgenthau… More ▸

  • Vienna Jews Turn over Dr. Herzl’s Private Papers to Israel Representative

    The files of papers of Dr. Theodor Herzl, founder of political Zionism, which were discovered in the library of the Vienna Jewish Community last month, were handed over today at a solemn ceremony to Dr. David Lewin, Israel representative in Austria. Also present at the ceremony were Dr. Joseph Schwartz, European director of the Joint… More ▸

  • Israel Refuses to Discuss Arab Refugee Problem Before Consideration of Peace Terms

    The Israel Government today rejected an Arab offer to discuss peace terms only after prior consideration of the return of the Arab refugees to Israel. (In Geneva last night Claude de Boissanger, chairman of the U.N. Conciliation Commission for Palestine, said that Egypt, Syria and Lebanon would talk peace only on this basis.) An Israel… More ▸