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  • 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 ▸

  • News Brief

    An open house reception by the Israel Embassy attended by children of local Jewish schools and non-Jewish well-wishers and a formal reception attended by 400 guests, including Cabinet Ministers, High court justices, Catholic hierarchy leaders and others, marked the observance of Israel Independence Day here. More ▸

  • News Brief

    A mass rally was held here under auspices of the Bombay Zionist Association to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day. The program featured a group of Indian and Israel songs and dances and greetings from dignitaries led by the Governor of Bombay expressing the hope of closer ties between the two countries. More ▸

  • News Brief

    An Israel Independence Day celebration was held in Sydney, attended by many Jews and non-Jewish notables. Broadcasts in Australia and New Zealand and services in the major synagogues also marked the event. More ▸

  • German Government to Meet with Goldmann on Compensation Payments

    Dr. Nahum Goldmann announced here today that Chancellor Konrad Adenauer of West Germany will convene in Bonn on June 18 a conference of the premiers and finance ministers of all states in the West German Republic to discuss with Dr. Goldmann and reparations experts means of speeding up individual compensation payments. Dr. Goldmann, speaking at… More ▸

  • News Brief

    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 ▸