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  • Herut Elects Meridor As Leader of the Party at Stormy Session

    Yakov Meridor was elected here to another term as chairman of the executive of the right-wing Herut Party after a riotous session of the badly split party’s central committee. Tension became apparent immediately when the session opened with the expressed intention to choose a new executive. Supporters of Shmuel Tamir, an attorney who has challenged… More ▸

  • Dr. Jakobovits Elected Chief Rabbi of Britain at London Conference

    Dr. Immanuel Jakobovits, of New York, a 44-year-old Orthodox rabbi who was born in Germany and educated in London, was elected today as chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregation of the British Commonwealth. He was elected by the Chief Rabbinate Conference which is the electoral college for such a choice, and is composed of… More ▸

  • Jewish War Veterans’ Leader Issues Statement on Talk with Johnson

    Malcolm A. Tarlov, national commander of the Jewish War Veterans, today issued a supplementary statement on his “impressions” arising from a meeting with President Johnson last week, He said the JWV delegation reported to the President on the continued support of the organization for the President’s policy in Vietnam. “We discussed with the President the… More ▸

  • Washington Critical of Johnson’s Request to Jews on Vietnam

    Disagreement with President Johnson’s request for a publicity campaign by American Jewry in support of the Administration’s involvement in Vietnam was indicated here by a number of State Department officials. Such officials thought the President was mindful of domestic political considerations. From a foreign policy viewpoint, however, they thought that purely “Jewish” expressions within the… More ▸

  • Rockwell Arrested in Chicago March; Was Refused Permit to Parade

    George Rockwell, the American Nazi, was arrested here yesterday by Chicago police as he led a march of his Nazi followers in Gage Park, an all-Negro section of Chicago. Police also arrested a Los Angeles man, Ralph Forbes, on charges of trying to interfere with Rockwell’s arrest, A man named Ralph Forbes headed an American… More ▸

  • Farband Conference Decides to Start Campaign Against Assimilation

    A concerted drive against assimilation, with highest priority given to specific steps to counter the erosive effects of Jewish illiteracy and the lack of Jewish foundation in many so-called Jewish defense activities, was decided upon by the national advisory board of the Farband-Labor Zionist Order at its annual conference at Unser Camp here today. The… More ▸

  • Parents Oppose Using Church and Synagogue for Public School Classes

    A State Supreme Court justice took under advisement this weekend a petition by 25 parents opposing plans of the Rockland County school board to use a church and a synagogue for public school classes. The parents, in a petition calling the plan “unconstitutional” and in violation of the church-state separation clause, asked that the board… More ▸

  • Dr. Israel Goldstein to Be Honored in New York on 70th Birthday

    Dr. Israel Goldstein, world chairman of the Keren-Hayesod-United Israel Appeal and member of the Jewish Agency executive, arrived in the United States from Jerusalem for his annual High Holy Days visit to Congregation B’nai Jeshurun of which he is Rabbi Emeritus. Dr. Goldstein’s 70th birthday will be celebrated by the congregation next Saturday. More ▸

  • Eshkol Outlines Harsh Economic Measures for Israelis; Cites Defects

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol called upon all of Israel tonight to take a fresh look at the economic facts of life, pull in its belt more tightly than ever, and work together in all sectors — public and private — toward the stabilization of the country’s economy, increasing productivity so that exports may rise, and… More ▸

  • Israel Cabinet Finally Approves New Economic Austerity Program

    Israel’s Cabinet approved here today the new economic austerity program for the country, affecting wages and prices, intended to fight inflation, cut production costs, increase production, and make Israeli exports more competitive on the world markets. The plan was outlined by Prime Minister Levi Eshkol in a broadcast to the country tonight. The decision was… More ▸