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  • 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 ▸

  • General Zionists, Progressives Unite on Program for Zionist Actions Committee Session

    A three-day conference of the Confederation of General Zionists concluded here today after reaching an agreement for joint action with the Progressive Party on a minimum program at the Zionist Actions Committee session which opens in Jerusalem Wednesday. The program that the joint delegation will sponsor will recommend that no elections be held in the… More ▸

  • Number of Jewish Scholars Listed Among 158 Receiving Guggenheim Fellowship Awards

    A number of Jewish scientists and social scientists were among the 158 American scholars and creative workers to receive grants totalling $500,000 in the list of awards announced here today by the Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Publication of this list marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the awards by the late Sen. Simon… More ▸