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  • All Indemnification Claims Will Be Met in Rhine-westphalia on Deaille

    The indemnification deadline provided by law–March 31, 1963–will be met in North Rhine Westphalia, A. Dufhues, Minister of the Interior, told a press conference yesterday. He said that up to June 30 of this year, 193, 000 claims out of a total of 606, 000 had been processed. He estimated about 250, 000, 000 marks… More ▸

  • Sharett Leads Jews and Non-jews on Pilgrimage to Bergen Belzen Graves

    A group of Jewish and non-Jewish delegates to the Socialist International conference, led by former Israel Prime Minister Moshe Sharett, made a pilgrimage today to the mass graves at Bergen Belsen, the Nazi murder camp. Participants included Dr. S. Levenberg of London, Mrs. Barbara Castle, chairman of the British Labor Party delegation, four Ministers of… More ▸

  • 79 Jewish Communities Report Raising $52, 000, 000 in Spring Campaigns

    The Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds today reported that most Jewish community fund-raising drives are in their final stages and many have already been completed. As of June 19, the 79 communities reporting campaign results to the Council had raised $52, 049, 848 for overseas, national and local needs. This is 14.1 percent… More ▸

  • San Francisco Drive Reaches $2, 012, 000; Record Total Expected

    A total of $2, 012, 000 in contributions to the 1959 Jewish Welfare Federation campaign of San Francisco was announced by Melvin Swig, general chairman, as the drive continued into its final clean-up phase. He said the new total included $1, 438, 000 for the regular campaign, $475,000 for the United Jewish Appeal immigration program,… More ▸

  • Milwaukee Campaign Passes $1, 000, 000 Mark; Best in Ten Years

    Gifts to the 1959 campaign of the Milwaukee Jewish Welfare Fund passed the $1,000,000 mark this week with every indication that the final returns would mark one of the best in the past ten years, Marvin Glasspiegel, general chairman, revealed today. He said that the rate of increase “will be better than just about any… More ▸

  • Miami to Reach a $1, 800, 000 Total in This Year’s Drive

    The Combined Jewish Appeal of Miami will reach a total in gifts for 1959 of $1, 800, 000, Dr. Benjamin B. Rosenberg, executive director of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, estimated today. He said this compared favorably with the $1,616,000 raised in 1958. More ▸

  • Members of N. Y. Tennis Club Urged to Take Poll on Biased Policies

    A proposal for a poll of members of the West Side Tennis Club to determine whether they support the club’s announced policy of barring Negroes and Jews from membership was the latest development today in the mounting controversy over those policies. At the same time, a former club president, Renville McLann, who is also a… More ▸

  • Israel Cabinet Meets on Suez Situation; Ben Gurion Absent from Session

    The Israel Cabinet met today with Finance Minister Levi Eshkol presiding instead of Premier David Ben Gurion who refuses to sit at the same table with the four left-wing Cabinet members representing the Mapam and Achdut Avodah–the two parties which refused to support the government on the arms deal with Western Germany. The ultimatum given… More ▸

  • World Union for Progressive Judaism to Transfer Headquarters to U.S.

    The headquarters of the World Union for Progressive Judaism will be transferred from London to New York City in the near future, it was disclosed today at the eleventh world conference of the Union. The Hon. Miss Lily Montagu, delivering her final presidential address, thanked the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and its president, Dr…. More ▸

  • Present Coalition Cabinet Likely to Remain As Caretaker Government

    The likelihood that the present coalition Government would continue as a caretaker administration became a virtual certainty today after President Ben Zvi completed talks with representatives of all parties except the Communists. The President, who received deputations of the two left-wing parties, Achdut Avodah and Mapam, and Agudah and Poale Agudah today, reportedly came to… More ▸