Open Hostel at Arnhem for Jewish Soldiers in Netherlands Army

The first hostel for Jewish soldiers in the Netherlands Army has been opened at Arnhem by Defense Minister General Willem den Toom. The Netherlands Chief Rabbi, Dr. Salomon Rodriguez, and the chief Jewish chaplain of the armed forces, Rabbi Evi Slagter, attended the ceremonies. The hostel is located near the Arnhem Synagogue and will provide kosher food for Jewish soldiers who will be stationed in the area.

A Protestant divinity professor has accused the editor of a Protestant church magazine of “carelessly” using Arab propaganda material and anti-Semitic sources in support of the consistently pro-Arab stand taken by the periodical on the Middle East.

Prof. David Demson, lecturer in Christian doctrine at Emanuel College here, a beneficiary of the United Church, challenged Rev. A. C. Forrest, editor of the United Church Observer, to reveal the sources of the anti-Israel material it had published. He said he did not believe the periodical was deliberately anti-Semitic, despite its publication of Arab propaganda material alleging Israeli atrocities against Arab children. The United Church is Canda’s largest Protestant denomination.

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