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  • Admission to Temple Mount Area Becomes Supreme Court Issue

    The Israel Supreme Court has given the Minister of Religion ten days in which to show why the Temple Mount area in the walled. Old City of Jerusalem should not be administered by Jewish institutions and why Jews should not be allowed to enter the compound through all the gates leading into it. The court… More ▸

  • Young Leadership Group is Told Public Welfare Funds Pose New Challenge

    Proposals for restrictions of Jewish and other sectarian health and welfare programs because of increased governmental involvement in such programs were rejected here by a federation executive at the Atlantic Northeast Young Leadership Regional Conference. The conference was sponsored jointly by the United Jewish Appeal and the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds. Charles… More ▸

  • Samuel A. Fryer, Biochemist and Philanthropist, Dead at 83

    Funeral services have been held for Samuel Aaron Fryer, biochemist and philanthropist, who aided Jewish education in the United States and higher education and research in Israel. He died in Santa Monica Sept. 9 at the age of 83. Mr. Fryer’s contributions to Israel educational institutions included an aeronautical engineering building at the Haifa Technion,… More ▸

  • Isaac Stern Cancels East European Concerts to Protest Bloc’s Israel Stand

    Isaac Stern, world-famed violinist, has cancelled concert appearances in the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia and Hungary in protest against the anti-Israel policies adopted by the governments of those countries. Mr. Stern, who is now in Bucharest where he will perform later this week with the Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra, telegraphically notified the governments of the three countries… More ▸

  • Zweig Says He Refused to Sign East German Anti-israel Declaration

    Arnold Zweig, the famous German-Jewish novelist, told the London Daily Telegraph correspondent that he had refused to sign a recent East German declaration branding Israel as the aggressor in the Arab-Israeli war last June but he denied having written to friends in Israel criticizing East German policy on Israel. The newspaper’s correspondent said today that… More ▸

  • Ask Seven-year Prison Sentence for Nazi Who Slew Mental Defectives

    The prosecution asked a Stuttgart court today to impose a sentence of seven years at hard labor on Albert Widmann, 54, a former officer in Hitler’s Elite Guard and chief chemist in the Nazi regime’s criminal police bureau. Widmann has been on trial on charges of complicity in the slaying of 7,000 mental defectives in… More ▸

  • World Union of Jewish Students Warns of Anti-semitism in Czechoslovakia

    Fear of a return of anti-Semitism to Czechoslovakia was voiced today by the World Union of Jewish Students. In a letter to the Czech ambassador in Paris, the group expressed concern over developments in Czechoslovakia. As evidence of an anti-Jewish trend, the students cited the recent manifesto for intellectual freedom signed by 300 Czech writers… More ▸

  • Israelis Fight in Parliamentary Union to Block Soviet-arab Indictment

    The Soviet Union and the Arab states carried their campaign against Israel into the council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union here today and sought to have that body brand Israel as an aggressor, call for Israel to withdraw from the territories it had occupied and pay reparations to the Arab states which had sought its destruction…. More ▸

  • B’nai B’rith Sets Up New District for Caribbean Area

    Mendel Stein Sapir of Chile was elected president of the 20th District of B’nai B’rith at its fifth annual Latin American convention here. Other officers, from Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, were also named. The convention approved formation of a 23rd B’nai B’rith District, made up of lodges in Caribbean countries, which will be installed shortly… More ▸