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    An estimated 5,000 Melbourne Jews attended an Israel Independence Day celebration last night at the Olympic Swimming Stadium. The program, which was organized by the State Zionist Council of Victoria, included an address by Dr. Israel Goldstein, American Jewish leader. More ▸

  • President Eisenhower Visits Israel Pavilion at U.S. World Fair

    President Eisenhower today visited the Israel pavilion at the United States World Trade Fair, at the Coliseum, here, expressed great admiration for the Israel exhibit, accepted an illustrated Hebrew Bible printed in Jerusalem and posed for photographs with a group of Israelis. Coming into the Israeli exhibit a few minutes after his arrival at the… More ▸

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    Israel’s eleventh anniversary was celebrated at a brilliant party last night given by the Israel Embassy at the Union club last night. The event was attended by Chilean Government officials, diplomats and representatives of organizations. More ▸

  • Rumanian Jews in Israel Seek Resumption of Emigration from Rumania

    A deputation of Rumanian settlers met today with Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel Foreign Minister and pleaded for maximum efforts to effect re-union of families members of which were still in Rumania. They cited many cases of mothers and fathers of recent arrivals’ in Israel remaining in Rumania as well as infants and teen-age children. They… More ▸

  • Broidy Elected President of Merged Los Angeles Jewish Federation

    Steve Broidy, veteran Jewish community leader, was elected president of the newly merged Jewish Federation-Council of Greater Los Angeles at the organization’s first meeting at the Beverly Hills Hotel. A Community Service Award was presented to Walter S. Hilborn, former Federation president and one of the founders of the Council, for his efforts on behalf… More ▸

  • Arab League to Meet on Jewish Emigration from East Europe to Israel

    Jordan has accepted an invitation from the Arab League Council for a call for a meeting of Arab leaders on the question of Eastern European the migration of Jews to Israel, according to dispatches received there today from Jordan’s capital of Amman. A statement by Jordan’s new prime minister, Hazzar Majali, declared, according to the… More ▸

  • Jewish Publication Society Reports Increase in Bible Sales

    Edwin Wolf 2nd, was re-elected president of the Jewish Publication Society at the 71st annual meeting of the Society held here. In his report covering the year 1958, Mr. Wolf pointed out that membership enrollment in the JPS had shown a substantial increase during the year. Also that Bible sales increased during the year by… More ▸

  • Jewish Agency Budget to Be Major Topic at Actions Committee Session

    The Jewish Agency’s budget for 1959-60 “will be the major topic at the forthcoming session of the Zionist Actions Committee,” Mrs. Rose L. Halprin, Acting Chairman of the American Executive of the Jewish Agency, stated here today prior to her departure for Israel. Another topic on the agenda of the Actions Committee meeting this month… More ▸

  • 20,000 Attend “festival of Freedom” Arranged by U. J. A. in New York

    More than 20,000 volunteer workers for the United Jewish Appeal tonight attended the Festival of Freedom at Madison Square Garden here at which Mayor Robert Wagner conferred the Freedom of the City on Abba Eban, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States. The guest speaker at the Festival of Freedom was Dr. Abba Hillel Silver, who… More ▸

  • Israel Independence Day Award Goes to Poet Behind the “iron Curtain”

    The 1959 Israel Independence Day literary awards included for the first time a prize to an author who writes from a country behind the Iron Curtain. The author, a Yiddish poet who writes under the pseudonym Y. Goleh, was voted the award for a poem “Massah Gog” — the Burden of Gog — which was… More ▸