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  • New York Mayor Feted by Jerusalem Municipality; Gets “elijah Cup”

    New York’s Mayor Robert F. Wagner was feted at Jerusalem’s City Hall today. During the ceremony, the Mayor was presented with a gold filigreed “Prophet Elijah” cup. Thanking the municipality for the gift and the reception, Mayor Wagner said he was “proud” to be the mayor of the largest Jewish community in the world. After… More ▸

  • Yeshiva University Awards 222 Degrees, Largest Total in 69 Years

    A total of 222 degrees and diplomas in course, the largest in the institution’s 69-year history and five honorary degrees, were conferred today by Yeshiva University at its annual commencement exercises here. The seven divisions of the University awarded 132 Bachelor of Arts degrees, 31 teachers diplomas, 16 Bachelor of Religious Education degrees, two Master… More ▸

  • Jewish Congress Leader Appeals for American-israel Security Pact

    A Mutual Security pact between the United States and Israel is the “prime necessity” in assuring peace in the Middle East, Max Kopstein, chairman of the National Administrative Committee of the American Jewish Congress, told newsmen today upon his return to the United States after a two-month trip to Israel and the Near East. Mr…. More ▸

  • Eban Pleads for Arab-israel Peace at San Francisco U.N. Session

    A plea for peace in the Middle East based on mutual respect between Israel and the Arab states was made here today by Ambassador Abba S. Eban, head of Israel’s delegation, in an address at the afternoon session of the week-long commemoration of the UN’s tenth anniversary. Mr. Eban’s address like that of most delegates,… More ▸

  • Hamlin Honored for Role in Histadrut Drive; Will Settle in Israel

    Isaac Hamlin, newly elected chairman of the executive of the Histadrut campaign, was honored today at a lunch given by the American Trade Union Council for Histadrut prior to his departure for Israel next Sunday. More than 150 trade union leaders gathered at the Astor Hotel to bid farewell to the veteran of the campaign… More ▸

  • Jewish Claims Committee Resumes Talks with Austria Today

    Negotiations between the Austrian Government and the Committee for Jewish Claims on Austria will commence in Vienna tomorrow, the Committee announced here today. The negotiations will deal with legislative and administrative measures for alleviating the plight of Jewish victims of Nazi persecution in Austria, and particularly those who were forced to emigrate. The Committee is… More ▸

  • Zionist Committee for Public Affairs Names Community Director

    Appointment of Sydney Lubarr as community relations director of the American Zionist Committee for Public Affairs was announced today by Ribbi Philip S. Bernstein, chairman, and I. L. Kenen, executive director. The Zionist Committee for Public Affairs, which represents all Zionist bodies in the country is concerned with maintaining and improving friendship and goodwill between… More ▸

  • Senate Hears Lehman’s Plea on Claims of Nazi Victims from Austria

    In the wake of Senate ratification of the Austrian State Treaty, the attention of authorities was called to the claims of Nazi victims in and from Austria by New York Senator Herbert H. Lehman. Speaking in the Senate, Senator Lehman said: “The victims of Nazi persecution in and from Austria should be properly compensated for… More ▸

  • Jewish Organizations Mourn Death of Edward Norman; Pay Tribute

    Leaders of various Jewish organizations paid tribute today to Edward A. Norman, founder and president of the American Fund for Israel instructions who died yesterday at New Canaan, Conn. Mrs. Rose Halprin, acting chairman of the Jewish Agency, said in a statement on behalf of the Agency’s executive that Mr. Norman’s “service and contributions to… More ▸

  • Academic Staff of Hebrew University Strikes; Demands Higher Wages

    The Hebrew University was practically paralyzed today when 400 members of the academic staff walked off their jobs in support of demands for higher salaries. Heads of the various scientific laboratories, however, reported for duty. The slowdown of doctors employed by the government, also in support of wage demands, continued today. On Monday, the government… More ▸