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  • American-israel Trade Totals $34,991,500 in First Quarter of 1957

    American-Israel trade totalled $34,991,500 in the first three months of 1957, an increase of more than 10 percent over the parallel period in 1956, the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce reported today. United States exports to Israel totalled $30,300,000, as compared with $26,130,000 in the first three months of the previous year. American imports from Israel… More ▸

  • Israel Reveals Names of Officials Who Contacted Arab Refugees

    Details of recent meetings between Israeli officials and representatives of Arab refugees which took place in Europe, evidently in Rome, were revealed here today by official circles. Three weeks ago Ezra Danin, a special adviser on Arab affairs in the Foreign Ministry, returned from Rome after making contact with the Arabs. A week ago, Joseph… More ▸

  • Rabbi Friedman Reports on U. J. A. Plans at Jewish Agency Session

    Rabbi Herbert Friedman, executive vice president of the United Jewish Appeal, reported at the plenary session of the Jewish Agency here today on the success of the UJA campaign this year. He also reported on plans to speed the tempo of the 1958 campaign and to inaugurate this September nationwide “goodwill tours” which will, within… More ▸

  • Plot to Assassinate Ex-premier Sharett Revealed at Trial in Israel

    Testimony concerning a bizarre one-man plot to assassinate former Premier Moshe Sharett for having allegedly handed over a Hungarian Jew to the British as a German spy was heard in court here today during the trial of three men charged with the murder of Dr. Israel Kastner, controversial figure in the Jewish community of wartime… More ▸

  • Rabbi Freehof Conducts Assembly of U.S. Jewish Chaplains in Europe

    Jewish chaplains from Army and Air Force units through-out Europe convened here for an assembly conducted by Rabbi Solomon B. Freehof, of Pittsburgh, who came to Germany on behalf of the Department of Defense and the National Jewish Welfare Board. He is a past president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. After the assembly,… More ▸

  • Jerusalem Police Ordered to Prevent Transportation on Sabbath

    The Jerusalem Chief of Police, Levi Abrahami, was ordered today by the Prime Minister’s office to prevent the use of unlicensed trucks to transport passengers on the Sabbath from Jerusalem to the beaches and the countryside. During the summer months parties of hikers and bathers have used trucks for that purpose because buses do not… More ▸

  • B’rith Abraham Convention Lauds Z. O. A.; Elects Spooner As Grand Master

    Leo S. Spooner, member of the administrative committee of the American Jewish Congress, was elected grand master of the fraternal order B’rith Abraham at the 70th annual convention of the order. The convention adopted a resolution expressing “identification with the struggle for a secure and strong Israel” and sent greetings to the Zionist Organization of… More ▸

  • Turkey Seeks to Increase Exports to Israel; Wants Trade Balance

    An agreement has been reached in principle for the export to Israel of $2,000,000 worth of Turkish agricultural products, which will restore the trade balance in the commerce between the two countries, it was disclosed today. Israel is trying to buy more from Turkey to permit more sales to Turkey. The latest figures, those for… More ▸

  • Israel Government Grants Fellowships to Nine Foreign Scholars

    The Ministry of Education announced today the granting of nine fellowships to foreign scholars to study at the Hebrew University and the Israel Institute of Technology. Recipients of the fellowships, worth 1,200 to 2,000 pounds each, include nationals of the United States, India, Poland, Britain, Canada, Greece, Holland, Denmark and France. More ▸

  • Israel Seeks to Stimulate German Tourist Trade; Facilitates Visas

    In an effort to attract more German visitors, the Consular Department of the Israel Purchasing Mission here has notified travel agencies throughout the country that the granting of three-month tourist visas to Israel has been facilitated. Applicants must indicate how they fared at the hand of the postwar denazification courts and into which denazification category… More ▸