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    Kurt Franz, former commandant of the Treblinka death camp, filed an appeal today from his conviction and life sentence for participating in the mass murders at the camp. He was the only one of the 10 former SS officers and guards at the camp to plead not guilty during the ten-month trial which ended in… More ▸

  • Michigan Civil Rights Commission Tightens Compliance on Housing

    The Michigan Civil Rights Commission today signed agreements with six Federal housing agencies to ensure their cooperation in enforcing compliance with Federal and state regulations prohibiting discrimination in housing. The agreements provide for specific procedures in efforts to resolve complaints of discrimination where both the Commission and one of the agencies have jurisdiction. More ▸

  • First Israeli Trade and Cultural Exhibition in Britain is Opened

    An Israel exhibition was opened here today at Selfridge’s, one of London’s largest department stores. The display launched Israel’s drive to increase its share in Britain’s imports. The first Israeli trade and cultural exhibition in Britain, it showed mostly food and fashion items, as well as coins and other archaeological artifacts. The Israel Ambassador to… More ▸

  • New Interfaith Group Issues Broad Appeal on Jewish Rights in USSR

    Prominent Catholic, Protestant and Jewish leaders Joined forces today in the establishment of an interfaith organization devoted to helping Soviet Jewry regain full religious freedom throughout the Soviet Union. To be known as the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, the new group will seek to marshal the moral resources of the three faiths to overcome the… More ▸

  • 45th Anniversary of Jewish Conciliation Board Hailed in New York

    Mayor Robert F. Wagner today proclaimed this week “Jewish Conciliation Week” in honor of the 45th anniversary of the Jewish Conciliation Board of America as a free court of arbitration. The anniversary also marks the 35th year of Dr. Israel Goldstein’s presidency of the Board. In his proclamation, Mayor Wagner paid tribute to the Jewish… More ▸

  • Jew Elected Mayor of Cape Town; President of Local Congregation

    Walter Gradner, a member of the City Council here, and a Jew, was elected Mayor today. Mr. Gradner is active in Jewish affairs, and is president of the Cape Town Hebrew Congregation. His late father, Louis Gradner, was also Mayor of Cape Town some 30 years ago. More ▸

  • Orthodox Jewish Scientists Assail Soviet Restrictions on Jews

    The continued restrictions placed on Jewish religious activities in the Soviet Union were condemned by delegates to the annual convention of the Association of Orthodox Jewish Scientists. The delegates, in the resolution, called on the Soviet Government to extend to members of the Jewish community in Russia the basic rights to educate their children in… More ▸

  • ‘landing Day’ Rites Recall 1654 Arrival of First Jewish Settlers

    Sen. Jacob K. Javits, New York Republican, called on American Jews this weekend to play a greater role in the war on poverty. Addressing a gathering marking the landing of the first Jews in America, 311 years ago, Sen. Javits said that “Jews, who have exhibited a kind of genius in dealing with social welfare… More ▸

  • Arab Delegates Attack Israel at Interparliamentary Union Meeting

    Arab delegates to the Interparliamentary Union world session here, today attacked Israel as an alleged aggressor, and referred to the plight of the Arab refugees. Response was made by two members of Israel’s delegation, David Hacohen and Ishar Harari. Mr. Hacohen said the Arabs had declined to enter peace negotiations and had rejected moves to… More ▸

  • So. African Zionists Urge Kremlin to Extend Full Rights to Jews

    “Deep concern” for the plight of Soviet Jewry was expressed by delegates at the concluding session of the South African Zionist Conference here. A resolution expressing “grave apprehension in regard to the future of Russian Jewry as a conscious segment of the Jewish people,” and calling on the Soviet Government to give “full recognition” to… More ▸