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  • Zionist Congress Decides Not to Elect New Executive at Present Session

    The 26th World Zionist Congress will close tonight without electing a new executive because negotiations regarding the inclusion of the Herut Party in the executive have broken down. The Congress steering committee adopted a proposal made by Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of the World Zionist Organization, asking that the Congress at this time elect only… More ▸

  • Israel Reports to U.N. on Interception of Canadian Transport Plane

    The Israeli Government reported to the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization today that Israeli Jet fighters intercepted an unidentified plane between the Gaza Strip and Ashkelon, and fired several warning shots at the craft without attempting to hit it. The action occurred Friday night “in extremely bad weather,” the report stated. The Israeli interceptors did… More ▸

  • U.S. Commitments to Israel Reaffirmed at U.J.A. Parley in Washington

    The Johnson Administration’s commitment to Israel’s defense and security was reaffirmed here today by Myer Feldman, special counsel to President Johnson, in an address to the Unite Jewish Appeal’s national inaugural conference of the 1965 drive. Earlier, Vice President Elect Hubert H. Humphrey lauded the UJA achievements. He told 400 national leaders attending the two-day… More ▸

  • U.S. Seeks International Pact Against Restrictions on Religion

    A draft international convention aimed against religious restriction in the Soviet Union will be introduced by Morris B. Abram, United States member of the United Nations Subcommission on the Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities at the Subcommission’s 20th session which opens here tomorrow. Mr. Abram, who is also president of the American Jewish… More ▸

  • Jewish Organizations File Brief on Anti Semitism with U.N. Body

    A plea for international action against anti-Semitism and for freedom of religion was filed here today before the UN Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, which is scheduled to open its annual, three-week session at UN headquarters here tomorrow. The document was filed on behalf of the Coordinating Board of Jewish Organizations,… More ▸

  • Criticism of Soviet Anti-jewish Acts Begin to Show Effect in Russia

    Criticisms voiced in the West against Soviet persecutions of Russian Jews have begun to show effects in the Soviet Union, newspaper dispatches received here from Moscow indicated today. The New York Herald Tribune reported that leading organs of the Soviet press have admitted that two Jews convicted under the Khrushchev regime of “economic crimes” had… More ▸

  • American Jewish Congress Urges Termination of U.S. Aid to Egypt

    Dr. Joachim Prinz, president of the American Jewish Congress, called on President Johnson today to terminate aid to Egypt unless Egypt” offers firm guarantees that it will stop abusing American friendship while accepting American aid.” Dr. Prinz made that statement in an address to the AJC’s National Governing Council here. He charged that U.S. “Food… More ▸

  • Arabs Easing Their Boycott on Ships Carrying Tourists to Israel

    Arab countries anxious to expand their maritime trade with the rest of the world have begun to establish rules that “evade” the Arabs’ economic boycott against Israel, it was reported here today. The report, in the New York Times, stated that the Arab League’s Central Boycott Office, in Damascus, Syria, now explicitly permits foreign cruise… More ▸

  • Jean-paul Sartre Seeks Adoption of Algerian-born Jewish Girl

    Jean Paul Sartre, the famous, French author and existentialist philosopher who, last month, turned down the Nobel Price in literature, filed a petition today in the Seine District Court, seeking authorization to adopt and name as his heiress, Miss Arlette Elkain, a Jewish girl born in Algeria. Miss Elkain, who is 28, came to France… More ▸