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  • Soviet Authorities Remove Doctor and Wife from Train Bound for Vienna

    Immigrants arriving here this morning from the Soviet Union via Vienna reported that a Georgian Jewish couple were taken off the train at the Soviet-Polish border by Soviet authorities and have not been heard from since the incident occurred last week. Relatives of the couple said that Dr. Mischa and Lili Koziashvilli, were taken off… More ▸

  • World News Briefs

    The East Berlin daily, Berliner Zeitung, denied Monday a report issued several days ago by the West Berlin Jewish Community that a synagogue in East Berlin had been badly damaged by vandals. The newspaper said that “all that happened was that a few children threw stones through the windows of the synagogue’s offices.” The West… More ▸

  • Rabbi Criticizes Jewish Opponents of Project in Forest Hills

    Rabbi Robert J. Marx, director of the New York Federation of Reform Synagogues, criticized today those Jews in Forest Hills, Queens who oppose the 840-unit public housing project there because they fear it would destroy the institutions of the Jewish community. Rabbi Marx asserted that the projects’ opponents are the very people who “have abandoned… More ▸

  • News Brief

    A total of 158 Soviet Jews fasted over the weekend in solidarity with the Soviet Jewish prisoners who staged a hunger strike last Friday on the first anniversary of the Leningrad show trials. This information was relayed by telephone to Si Frumkin, chairman of the Southern California Council for Soviet Jews, by Mrs. Leila Kornfeld,… More ▸

  • Two Extremists Sentenced to Death in Kidnap-murder of Israeli Official

    Five members of the extreme left-wing Turkish Peoples Liberation Army were sentenced to death yesterday by a military court in Istanbul for their part in the kidnap-murder of Israeli Consul General Ephraim Elrom last May 22. The death sentence for two of the members was reduced to life imprisonment. Kamil Dede, 22, and Meomi Demir,… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Barclay’s Bank, a landmark here since Britain assumed the mandate for Palestine after World War I, will be absorbed by the Israel Discount Bank on Jan. 1. Merger negotiations have been underway for some time but were delayed pending arrangements to satisfy claims of Barclay Bank employes. A Tel Aviv court ratified the agreement this… More ▸

  • Dayans End Marriage After 36 Years

    Defense Minister Moshe Dayan and his wife, Ruth, ended today their 36-year marriage. The divorce was reportedly requested by Mrs. Dayan. Although it was no secret that the Dayans’ relationship had deteriorated, their decision to end the marriage came as a surprise. Rumors about the impending divorce circulated last night in Knesset corridors and were… More ▸

  • News Brief

    The United States Navy will honor the memory of Commodore Uriah Phillips Levy (1792-1862) who rose from cabin boy to the Navy’s highest rank during his long career. Ceremonies dedicating a commemorative plaque for Levy will be held Jan. 9 at the Norfolk Naval Station Chapel Center. The plaque was donated by the United Jewish… More ▸

  • Mrs. Kuznetsov: Will Not Recant or Spy Even if It Means 20 Years

    Silva Zalmanson Kuznetsov was not only offered a reduction of her Soviet prison sentence if she recanted her charge of inadequate medical care but was asked “to be a spy” for the authorities, according to the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry. The SSSJ today updated a report in Amsterdam yesterday by the prisoner’s brother, E…. More ▸

  • News Brief

    The Jewish Book Council of the National Jewish Welfare Board has called on the American Jewish community to participate in International Book Year, which will be observed throughout 1972 under the sponsorship of UNESCO. Pointing out that strengthening the usefulness of books in the service of education, international understanding and peaceful cooperation is among the… More ▸