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  • Ben-gurion Completes Scandinavian Trip; Arrives in Switzerland for Rest

    Israel Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion arrived here today from Iceland via an El Al commercial airliner following a month-long tour of the five Scandinavian countries. Mr. Ben-Gurion, who is accompanied by Mrs. Ben-Gurion, their daughter and aides of the Premier, will spend a few days in Switzerland to rest before returning to Israel. More ▸

  • Jewish Communities in France Confer on Algerian Refugee Problems

    The influx of over 100,000 Algerian Jews into this country has posed the most grave problems of care, relief and survival faced by French Jewry in modern times, the Jewish community of this country was warned here today. The warning came at the conclusion of a two-day conference in this city summoned by Fonds Social… More ▸

  • Germany Agrees to Pay $2,500,000 to Swiss Victims of Nazism

    The agreement between West Germany and Switzerland, under which the Federal Republic of Germany is to pay Switzerland 10,000,000 Deutschmarks ($2,500,000) as compensation to Swiss citizens persecuted by the Nazi regime, went into effect this weekend, according to a government announcement here today. More ▸

  • Police Chief in So. Africa Denies Existence of Secret Nazi Group

    Major General J. M. Keevy, the acting chief of police here; declared today that reports about the existence of a secret Nazi, anti-Semitic organization in South Africa were “unfounded.” The press reported a week ago that such an organization in this country had been discovered and that the South African group, responsible for several anti-Jewish… More ▸

  • Non-affiliation with Israeli Parties Stressed at Hadassah Convention

    “All Jews have a responsibility for Israel,” Mrs. Siegfried Kramarsky, national president of Hadassah, the women’s Zionist organization of America, today told the 2,000 delegates to Hadassah’s 48th national convention, which gathered for a four-day assembly here yesterday. On the other hand, Mrs. Kramarsky asserted in her presidential address, “it is our belief that the… More ▸

  • Jewish Immigrant from Poland Gives $2,000,000 to Yeshiva University

    A 55-year-old Jewish immigrant from Poland–Arthur B. Belfer, president of the Belfer Foundation and chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Belco Petroleum Corporation–who came to the United States penniless in 1939, today gave Yeshiva University $2,000,000 to develop its Graduate School of Science. The gift by the Belfer Foundation will be… More ▸

  • Jewish Representative Named Rapporteur of U.N. Non-governmental Groups

    Two representatives of world Jewish organizations that hold consultative status at the United Nations were elected today to leadership positions in the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations. The conference includes representatives of upward of 170 non-governmental organizations accredited by the UN, and is headed by an executive committee of 18. At today’s meeting of the executive… More ▸

  • President of Canadian Jewish Congress Stresses Importance of Ort

    The president of the Canadian Jewish Congress warned here last night that Jews the world over must be prepared at all times to meet emergencies caused by political and economic upheavals, even where anti-Semitism as such does not play a significant role. The caution was voiced by the CJC head, Michael Garber, of Montreal, at… More ▸

  • U.S. Expert Lauds Israel’s Achievements in Checking Delinquency

    Greater professional cohesion among social workers and psychiatrists in dealing with crime and delinquency was credited today by an American expert as one of the reasons for Israel’s achievements in dealing with such problems. Professor W.C. Reckless of Ohio State University told the International Criminological Seminar here that in developed countries such as the United… More ▸

  • U.N. Assembly Opens Today; Golda Meir Arriving to Address Session

    The 17th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations opens here tomorrow with a number of problems on the agenda affecting Israel. Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister, will arrive tomorrow morning to participate in the opening session and to deliver before the delegates the views of the Israel Government on major issues… More ▸