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  • Agudah Leader Discusses Jewish Claims with Austrian Diplomat

    M.R. Springer, honorary secretary of the Agudas Israel world executive, today conferred with Baron Lothar Wimmer, Austrian Ambassador to Britain, on the Jewish claims for restitution and reparations against Austria. An Agudah announcement on the meeting said that Mr. Springer had conveyed to the Ambassador the active interest of Orthodox Jews in this affair and… More ▸

  • Israel Premier Determined to Reorganize and Enlarge Cabinet

    Premier David Ben Gurion and members of the central committee of his Mapai Party, major group in the coalition government, feel that it has become necessary to reorganize and enlarge the Cabinet, it was learned today in government circles. The Laborites feel that enlargement of the Cabinet would ease the burden of the overworked ministers… More ▸

  • Jewish Communities in Italy Warned Against Conference on Germany

    Several individual Jewish communities in Italy have received invitations from the Italian Committee for an International Conference for a Peaceful Solution of the German Problem to join in deliberations of the body. However, the Union of Italian Jewish Communities has asked the recipients of the invitations to hold up acceptance pending further study by the… More ▸

  • Individual Zionist Groups No Longer Needed, Rabbi Miller Says

    Individual Zionist parties outside Israel have “outlived their purpose,” Rabbi Irving Miller, president of the Zionist Organization of Israel, today told a meeting of World Jewish Congress leaders. Rabbi Miller arrived here yesterday from a two-week visit to Israel where he conferred on American and world Zionist problems with Premier David Ben Gurion. Commenting on… More ▸

  • Holland Promises No Further Leniency for for Mer Gestapo Chief

    The Netherlands Government will not further reduce the sentence of Willi Lages, one-time Gestapo chief in Holland who was sentenced to die several years ago for the deportation and subsequent murder of 70,000 Dutch Jews, Minister of Justice Dr. H. Donker, told Parliament late yesterday. The question of the government’s future attitude toward Lages was… More ▸

  • Appeal Against Acouittal of Two Israeli Youths Crdered

    The Attorney General of Israel has ordered the filing of an appeal against the acquittal of two youths who were apprehended following the explosion of a bomb outside the home of the late Minister of Communications, David Zvi Pinkas. The two men, Amos Kinan and Shaltiel Benyair were acquitted by a magistrate here for lack… More ▸

  • Three-day National Parley of Jewish Welfare Board Opens Today

    Three hundred top Jewish community leaders from all parts of the country will attend the National Jewish Welfare Board’s three-day National Leadership Mobilization on GI and Community Service opening here tomorrow at the Hotel Statler. The parley has been called to give the nation’s key Jewish communal leaders an opportunity to get direct from government… More ▸

  • Women’s Congress Decides to Sponsor Arab-israel Conference

    The congress of the Women’s International Alliance, which was held at Naples, adopted a proposal to sponsor an Arab-Israel women’s round-table conference on problems of Arab-Israel peace and the question of refugees in the Middle East, Mrs. Tehilla Matmon, Israel delegate, reported here today. Mrs. Matmon, president of the Israel section of the League for… More ▸

  • Israel Minister Arrives in U.S. to Address U.J.A. Conference

    Haim Cohen, Minister of Justice of the State of Israel and its first Attorney General, arrived in the United States today to confer with leaders of the United Jewish appeal and to address the two-day-U.J.A. National Leadership Conference opening this Saturday evening at the Shoreham Hotel in Washington. This is Mr. Cohen’s first visit to… More ▸

  • Holland to Negotiate New Trade Agreement with Israel

    The Netherlands-Israel trade treaty which was scheduled to expire on the 31st of October will be extended for an additional two months, it was announced here today. A Dutch delegation will proceed to Israel in December to negotiate a new agreement. Israel imported goods worth nearly 15,000,000 guilder (app. $3,750,000) from the Netherlands during the… More ▸