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  • Young Leaders Urged to Understand Jewish Life to Ensure Survival

    Young American Jews were urged here to increase their efforts at understanding Jewish life in this country, to ensure Jewish survival in today’s world. Addressing a regional young leadership conference sponsored by the United Jewish Appeal and the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, Rabbi Herbert A. Friedman, executive vice-chairman of the UJA, said… More ▸

  • Ben-nathan Absolves Germany’s Present Generation of Nazi Guilt

    Asher Ben-Nathan, Israel’s Ambassador to West Germany, said today in an interview with the German Press Agency that he favored a youth exchange between Israel and West Germany. He said he felt the present generation of German youth was not responsible for the crimes of their fathers during Hitler’s Third Reich. He also referred to… More ▸

  • Rare Documents Belonging to Theodor Herzl Given to Israeli Museum

    Two documents bearing on the early life of Theodor Herzl, the founder of political Zionism, were presented to Israel Consul Haim Zohar here today by Mrs. Cecile Koeppel, a friend of the Herzl family in Vienna, who now lives in New York. The documents, school grade certificates issued to Herzl when he was a pupil… More ▸

  • Australian Neo-nazi Party Holds First Open Rally; Justify Hitler

    The first public rally was held here today by the Australian National Party. Complete with jackbooted and brown-shirted troopers, the meeting in a Melbourne public park, lasted exactly 15 minutes before a continued uproar from a hostile crowd forced its closing. The principal speech was delivered by Juria von Rand, “state leader” and national organizing… More ▸

  • Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Offers Grants for Next Year

    The Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture announced today it is offering its second annual program of scholarship and fellowship grants. Scholarship grants will be awarded for the academic year 1966-67 on a selective basis to graduate students engaged in the preparation of doctoral dissertations in a field of Jewish studies. Fellowships will be offered to… More ▸

  • Paris Rothschilds, Charging ‘gross Calumny,’ Sue French Author

    The French branch of the Rothschild family today sued Roger Peyrefitte for “gross calumny” in his book “The Jews,” which mentions the Rothschild family, allegedly in an unfavorable light. The three Rothschild plaintiffs, Baron Edmond, Baron Guy and Baronness Bethsabee, are asking for damages of 300, 000 francs ($60, 000) and the elimination of large… More ▸

  • Other News in Brief

    Martin Gang, an attorney and Jewish communal leader, was installed today as chairman of the board of regents of the Immaculate Heart College, becoming the first Jew to head the 50-year-old Catholic girls institution. Mr. Gang is active in the American Jewish Committee and the Jewish Federation-Council of Greater Los Angeles. More ▸

  • Israel to Build New Desalination Plant in Negev, Costing $2, 000, 000

    The Israel Finance Ministry approved today the Government’s participation in construction of a $2, 000, 000 desalination plant in the northern Negev. The United Nations Special Fund will finance 40 percent of the investment. The plant, to be located at Tzellim, about 15 miles from Beersheba, will use an electrodialytic method, instead of the freezing-evaporation… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Abrom Salomon, veteran Zionist and journalist, was elected president of the Manhattan region of the Zionist Organization of America at the region’s 22nd annual convention here, succeeding Julius Rosbach. The region comprises 16 chapters in New York City. More ▸

  • German Jesuit Sure of Vatican Approval of Document on Jews

    Final approval of the Ecumenical Council’s draft declaration on Catholic-Jewish relations has never been seriously endangered since the overwhelming majority vote of provisional approval last November, during the third Council session, a West German Jesuit leader said here today. Rev. H. Hirschmann, professor of the Jesuit order at Frankfurt University, declared at the German Bishops… More ▸