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  • B’nai B’rith Women Hit Communism, “climate of Fear” in U.S.

    The executive committee of the B’nai B’rith Women’s Supreme Council, at a meeting in Washington today, adopted a report recognizing “the Communist threat to human freedom and dignity” –but asserting the threat can only be met and overcome by those who are devoted to the “moral basis of our religious and political traditions. “ The… More ▸

  • Labor Peers Hit British Govt. on Role in Arab-israel Issue

    Labor peers put the government on the defensive yesterday over its handling of the Arab-Israel conflict, while Lord Reading, the government spokesman in the House of Lords, repeated statements made earlier in Commons by Foreign Secretary Sir Anthony Eden and Minister of State Anthony Netting to the effect that conclusion of the Anglo-Egyptian pact on… More ▸

  • Trade Union Development in Israel Leads Middle East

    Israel is the only country in the Middle East where the development of trade union and employer movement has reached a level which, in practice, embraces all forms of occupational life. This was reported in an International Labor Organization survey of freedom of association and industrial relations in the Middle East, distributed here today. In… More ▸

  • Rumanian High Court Approves Sentences of Zionist Leaders

    The Rumanian High Court -has approved most of the harsh sentences meted out to Zionist leaders by Rumanian military tribunals in the past year, reducing several of the sentences by only two years, it was reported here today in a dispatch from Vienna. The report, published in the newspaper Maariv, said that the sentences of… More ▸

  • Austrian Socialists Kill Hope of Early Restitution Settlement

    The Austrian Social Democratic Party has torpedoed the already dim prospects of an early settlement of Jewish claims for restitution, which have been under negotiation between the Austrian Government and world Jewish organizations since last year, by demanding inclusion of benefits for Socialists persecuted by pre-Anschluss regimes in Austria in the overall scheme. Dr. Reinhardt… More ▸

  • Israel-german Talks to Begin on 1955 Reparations Deliveries

    Hillel Dan, chairman of the Israel Government corporation which handles all matters pertaining to German reparations goods, arrived here today to participate in talks with German Government representatives for the schedule of goods Israel will receive from Bonn in the year commencing April 1, 1955. Preliminary talks between Israeli and German experts on the purchasing… More ▸

  • Death Sentence Demanded for Eleven Jews Arrested in Egypt

    The death sentence has been demanded for the eleven Jews arrested in Cairo and Alexandria on charges of alleged “espionage,” the Manchester Guardian reported today. The Guardian dispatch noted that neither the lawyers for the accused nor anyone else has been permitted to see the Jews, and that one of them was reported to have… More ▸

  • Israel, Wjc Delegations Arrive in Montevideo for UNESCO Session

    Dr. Arieh Kubovi, Israel Minister to Argentina, Uruguay and Chile, will head the Israel delegation at the annual meeting of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization which opens here tomorrow. Deputy delegation head will be Dr. Mordecai Avida, secretary of the Israel legation in Buenos Aires. The World Jewish Congress delegation attending the… More ▸

  • Security Council Sends ‘bat Galim’ Complaint Back to Mixed Unit

    After a brief twenty-minute meeting on Israel’s complaint about Egypt’s seizure of the freighter Bat Galim, the Security Council today requested Maj. Gen. E. L. M. Burns, Chief of Staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization in Palestine, to “stint no effort” to hasten a report on the incident, if possible “before the end… More ▸