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  • 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 ▸

  • International Trade Union Confederation Accepts Histadrut Plan

    A plan by which trade union members would be able to contribute toward the development of emergent nations, based on the experience of the Histadrut, Israel’s Labor Federation, was approved today by the executive board of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions. Mrs. Y. Simhoni, head of the Histadrut International Department, and Gidcon Neeman,… More ▸

  • Peace in Middle East is Nearer Now, Golda Meir Says in London

    Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister, expressed the belief today that peace in the Middle East “is nearer now than it ever was” because of the announced Arab intention to withhold military attack until victory was certain. She told a press conference that while the Arab countries were waiting, Israel was growing stronger “and so… More ▸

  • Hartford Church and Synagogue Exchange Arrangements on Baby-sitting

    Congregants of Emanuel Synagogue and Horace Bushnell Church will complete a year of exchange arrangements on baby-sitting when synagogue members provide that service to the church worshippers this coming Easter. The idea was originated at a synagogue PTA meeting and approved by Rev. Philip Ramstad and his congregation. The idea was first tested last Easter… More ▸

  • 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 ▸