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  • 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 ▸

  • Israel Accuses Jordan of Incitement of West Bank Arabs

    Israel complained to Secretary-General U Thant today that, while its Government was “directing its efforts to alleviating the consequences of the hostilities” of the Six-Day War last June and was seeking to restore normalcy and peaceful conditions, including the return of Arab refugees to their homes in territory occupied by Israel, “the Government of Jordan… More ▸

  • Rogovsky to Direct American Jewish Committee Activities in Latin America

    Eduardo I. Rogovsky, prominent Argentine sociologist, has been appointed director of the American Jewish Committee’s South American offices, it was announced today by Bertram H. Gold, executive director. Formerly head of AJC’s Social Research Studies in Buenos Aires, Mr. Rogovsky will work out of that city and supervise additional AJC offices in Rio de Janeiro… More ▸

  • Bull Blames Trigger-happy Egyptians for Continuing Suez Canal Clashes

    Egyptian positions on the west bank of the Suez Canal opened machine gun fire today on an Israeli mobile patrol on the east bank. The Israelis returned the fire. There were no Israeli casualties in the brief exchange. Israeli sources said today that direct hits were scored in yesterday’s artillery duel on an Egyptian artillery… More ▸

  • Robert Benjamin, Film Executive, Named to American U.N. Delegation

    Robert S. Benjamin, chairman of the board of United Artists Corp., was nominated a member of the United States delegation to the United Nations for the forthcoming General Assembly opening Sept. 19. Mr. Benjamin is active in the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute and many other Jewish causes. More ▸

  • Jenin Arabs Surrender Machine Guns, Rifles to Israel Authorities

    Arab residents of the town on Jenin in the occupied west bank area have surrendered to the Israeli military authorities 80 firearms of various types including Bren machineguns and Russian assault rifles, it was disclosed today. The Israelis have been conducting a persistent campaign to round up arms held by the civilian population of the… More ▸

  • Canadian Bar Association Reaffirms Support for Anti-hate Legislation

    The civil liberties section of the Canadian Bar Association reaffirmed today its support of an anti-hate bill now being considered by the Canadian Senate. By a vote of 23 to 12, the section voted down a resolution by a group of British Columbia lawyers who were opposed to the bill. The Senate measure would make… More ▸