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  • 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 ▸

  • France to Grant $45,000,000 Credit to Israel; Cabinet Hears Report

    France has agreed to increase her original grant of $30,000,000 in credit to Israel to $45,000,000 and on more favorable terms. Finance Minister Levi Eshkol reported last night at the first Cabinet session since his return from the United States. En route home he stopped off in Paris. The original credit grant required Israel to… More ▸

  • Generalissimo Trujillo Presented by Israel with Hebrew Bible

    A Bible printed in Israel was presented to Generalissimo Rafael L. Trujillo today by a representative of the Israeli Government, the Dominican Republic Information Center reported. W. Zev Bairey Bronner, an official of the Israeli Treasury Department, said that the people of Israel were grateful for the friendship and assistance that Generalissimo Trujillo had rendered… More ▸