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    Vandals smeared anti-Semitic slogans and swastikas on 12 tombstones in the old Jewish cemetery of Pretoria this weekend. The police are investigating the case. Among the slogans, scrawled in red paint, were “Hang All Jews,” “Hang Ben-Gurion,” and “Down With All Jews.” More ▸

  • World Jewish Congress Leader Lauds Aid to Jews by the Shah of Iran

    Samuel Bronfman, vice-president of the World Jewish Congress, and chairman of the WJC’s North American executive, sent a telegram today extending best wishes to the Shah of Iran on the 25th anniversary of the latter’s reign. The message stated in part: “We are deeply conscious of your dedication to human welfare as exemplified in many… More ▸

  • Israel Names Delegation to Forthcoming General Assembly Session

    The Israel Government today approved the guidelines and composition of the Israel delegation to the forthcoming session of the United Nations General Assembly, which opens on September 21. While Foreign Minister Golda Meir will head the delegation during brief periods, the permanent head of the delegation will be Israel’s chief U.N. delegate, Ambassador Michael Comay…. More ▸

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    Anti-Semitic slogans, including one stating “the Fuehrer was right,” were found by police today on several buildings in West Berlin. One of the defaced buildings was that of the headquarters of the West Berlin police. Despite determined efforts by police, no clues were found to the identity of the vandals. More ▸

  • ADL Survey Finds Progress in Civil Rights, Lag in Housing Laws

    Seventeen states enacted new civil rights laws this year, and eight strengthened existing ones, making 1965 “the most productive year ever,” according to a report on legislative developments made today by Dore Schary, national chairman of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. The report, part of a continuing League survey of civil rights legislation, analyzed… More ▸

  • Israel Agrees to Pay $14,400,000 to Templars, German Christians

    Israel has undertaken to pay $14,400,000 in compensation to the Templars, a German Christian sect, for property taken over by the Israel Government, it was announced here today. The members of the sect, which today numbers about 1,500 persons, are descendants of a group that broke away from the Lutheran Church in Germany more than… More ▸

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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 ▸