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  • Israel Plans to End Granting Automatic Citizenship to Immigrants

    Interior Minister Moshe Shapiro said today the Government would soon present an amendment to the Law of Return, which would end the existing procedure of automatic citizenship to immigrants who are Jews. He did not indicate the length of the waiting period the Government will propose as a condition before citizenship will be granted. He… More ▸

  • Major U.S. Jewish Groups Urge Israel Govt. to Resist Pressure

    A group of major American Jewish organizations Thursday cabled Israel Prime Minister Levi Eshkol urging him to resist pressure by “extremist religious groups” in the United States supporting legislation that would abridge religious freedom in Israel. The organizations charged that the extremist groups sought “by coercion” to deprive Jews in Israel of full religious freedom…. More ▸

  • Nazi Victims in Israel Protest New Bonn Compensation Legislation

    Hundreds of survivors of the Nazi regime attended a meeting last night to protest pending new legislation for West German compensation payments. They demanded that Jewish survivors from eastern Europe be given more time to present demands for compensation and restitution. More ▸

  • Eleven American Bankers Leave for Israel on Study Mission

    Eleven Americans prominent in banking and investment circles left tonight on a two week Bankers Study Mission to Israel under the auspices of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Inc. The eighth of such bankers missions to Israel, which were originated in 1949, the group will study problems pertaining to the resettlement and rehabilitation programs of… More ▸

  • Dr. Neumann Stresses Significance of W.Z.O. Actions Committee Session

    “The forthcoming annual session of the Actions Committee of the World Zionist Organization, which opens in Jerusalem on March 14, will be of special significance,” Dr. Emanuel Neumann, chairman of the Jewish Agency-American Section, declared today on the eve of his departure for Israel. “This will be the first session of the Actions Committee since… More ▸

  • Eban Meets with State Secretary Rusk and Other U.S. Officials

    Israels Prime Minister Abba Eban today concluded two days of meeting with top Administration officials and congressional leaders. Yesterday Mr. Eban met with Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Under Secretary of State Averell Harriman. Today he conferred with Presidential assistant for national security affairs McGeorge Bundy and with Assistant Secretary of State for International… More ▸

  • $2,267,485 Raised at Opening of Philadelphia’s Jewish Appeal Drive

    The 1964 Allied Jewish Appeal was launched here last night with gifts and pledges totaling $2,267,485 it was announced at the campaign inaugural dinner attended by more than 200 communal and business leaders at the Warwick. It was the largest opening figure in the past 12 years, according to Leonard Goldfine, campaign general chairman. The… More ▸

  • Canadian Church Leader Demands Police Act on Anti-semitic Materials

    James R. Mutchmor, Moderator of the United Church of Canada, demanded today that anti-Semitic attacks be investigated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The United Church is Canada’s largest Protestant denomination. The Moderator is the church’s highest officer. “Though the source or sources of these unfair assaults may be hard to locate, law enforcement officers… More ▸

  • Ex-nazi General Testifies on Inhuman Conditions in Extermination Camp

    The barns used to house thousands of prisoners at the Birkenau section of the Auschwitz murder camp were described today by a former SS general as inadequate for cows. The testimony was given at the trial of 22 former Auschwitz camp personnel by Dr. Joachim Caesar, who headed the agricultural and research branch of the… More ▸