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  • 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 ▸

  • South African Leader Arrives in U.S. to Study Jewish Institutions

    Gustav Saron, General Secretary of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies, the central representative body of South African Jewry, arrived here today for a two-month stay in the United States to study American Jewish institutions, including voluntary agencies, schools, welfare funds, cultural and educational organizations, and interfaith activities. Mr. Saron expressed the hope that… More ▸

  • Drivers in Israel Go on Strike; Oppose Permits for More Taxis

    Taxicab drivers throughout Israel today struck for three hours in protest against a decision by the Ministry of Communications to grant more taxi licenses. The cab drivers also oppose a government decision to allow the importation of new cabs by fleet companies which are now being organized. More ▸

  • Hebrew Union School Will Offer Degree to Cantorial Students

    The Hebrew Union School of Sacred Music will add a fourth year to its cantorial course and will offer–for the first time–a degree of Bachelor of Sacred Music to candidates who complete the four-year course, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion announced today. The aim of the expanded program is to offer cantors, of all… More ▸

  • U.S. Guarantees $1,075,000 for Publications Sent to Israel

    The Embassy of Israel announced today that informational media guaranty contracts for Israel totalling more that $1,000,000 have been concluded since the start of the program some three months ago. Extension of informational media guaranties to the countries of the Near East was authorized by Congress in the Mutual Security Act of 1952. A bilateral… More ▸

  • New Jewish School Opened in Morocco for 1,300 Students

    The American Friends of the Alliance Israelite today reported that a new Jewish school for 1,300 students was opened yesterday in Casablanca and that the Alliance was entrusted with responsibility for instruction in the school under an agreement reached among the French authorities in Morocco, the Joint Distribution Committee and the Casablanca Jewish community. More ▸

  • U.S. Labor Zionists Defend Their Right to Endorse Stevenson

    The Labor Zionist Organization of America today issued a statement in which it denied the right of the American Zionist Council, representative body of the Zionist movement in the United States; to criticize its endorsement of Governor Adlai E. Stevenson for President. “We deny specifically and generally the right of the Council to consider or… More ▸

  • Conference of German Jews Abroad Defines Stand on Reparations

    The major portion of the assets being received from Germany by Jewish successor organizations, particularly the Jewish Restitution Successor Organization in the U.S. zone, should be used for the relief of needy Jews, especially those in Israel, the Council for the Protection of the Rights and Interests of Jews from Germany, declared last night in… More ▸