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  • 20th Anniversary of Liberation of Auschwitz Marked in Holland

    Diplomatic representatives from five countries joined Dutch members of Parliament here last night in commemorating the 20th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, conducted by the Dutch Auschwitz Committee. Participating in the program were the Ambassadors from the United States, Israel, the Soviet Union, Poland and Czechoslovakia. More ▸

  • Secretary Rusk Ask Senators to Defeat Measure Severing Aid to Nasser

    The Administration went into action today in an attempt to prevent Senate adoption of an anti-Nasser amendment, voted yesterday by the House, which would sever further shipment of surplus commodities to Egypt. Secretary of State Dean Rusk this afternoon, aided by Chairman J. W. Fulbright of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, summoned a meeting of… More ▸

  • New Jersey Federation Organ to Drop Notices of Mixed Marriages

    After a full discussion of the subject by various bodies of the Jewish community, including the Rabbinical Advisory Committee of the Jewish Federation of Raritan Valley, a decision has been reached that the Jewish Journal, the Federation’s official organ should not publish notices of a marriage where one partner is not Jewish. The issue arose… More ▸

  • European Statesmen Urge Russia to Abandon Anti-jewish Policy

    The chairman and vice-chairman of the political commission of the Consultative Assembly of Europe, which opened its current session here today, called on the Assembly to urge the Soviet Union to ease its attitude toward Jews. Both stressed particularly the denial of cultural and religious rights to Russian Jewry and the refusal of the Moscow… More ▸

  • Pittsburgh Jewish Federation Sets $2,000,000 Goal for 1965 Drive

    An overall goal of $2,000,000 to be raised by the 1965 campaign has been set there by the board directors of the United Jewish Federation, with the minimum required fixed at $1,777,140. William Stark, campaign chairman and chairman of the goal-setting committee, presented the report adopted by the board. He said there were three principal… More ▸

  • Ben-gurion Joins Israel’s Delegation to Churchill’s Funeral

    Former Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion will join President Zalman Shazar to attend the obsequies for the late Sir Winston Churchill, the Government announced today. Previous plans had included Mr. Ben-Gurion in the official delegation to the funeral, but he had not planned on going to London when the British Government indicated that Israel would be… More ▸

  • A. D. Davis Elected President of Chicago Jewish Federation

    A. D. Davis has been elected president of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, it was announced here today, He succeeds Joseph L. Gidwitz, who has served for the past three years. Active in Jewish communal affairs for many years, Mr. Davis has been vice-president of the Jewish Federation for the past three years. He… More ▸

  • Bonn Parliament Sets Date for Debate on Statute of Limitations Issue

    The question of possible extension of the German statute of limitations for prosecution of major war criminals beyond the present cut-off date of May 8, 1965, will be debated March 10 in the Bundestag, lower house of Parliament, it was announced here today. The Cabinet decided several months ago to let the statute go into… More ▸

  • Exhibition of Paintings by Israeli Artists Opens in Panama

    An exhibition of 42 paintings by Israel kibbutz artists sponsored by the Workers Bank of Israel was opened at the Panamanian Institute of Art here last night as part of a cultural exchange program. Among those taking part in the opening ceremonies were Israel Ambassador Levi Allon; Adolfo Arias, president of the Institute and former… More ▸

  • German Jewsin London Appeal to Bonn to Prolong Prosecution of Nazis

    Petitions calling for the extension of West Germany’s statute of limitations for the prosecution of major Nazi war criminals beyond next May 8 were sent to Bonn authorities today by the Council of Jews from Germany. The identical petitions were transmitted to the leaders of the government in Bonn as well as to both houses… More ▸