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    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 ▸

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    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 ▸

  • New Settlements to Be Established

    A number of new settlements will be established in the administered territories next year according to Jacob Tsur, chairman of the Jewish National Fund. Addressing the inauguration meeting of the Women’s Circle of the United Israel Appeal in Israel, Tsur said that the final settlements to be reached would be influenced “by the facts we… More ▸

  • News Brief

    The correspondent for the Italian Communist Party newspaper, Unita, was beaten up on a street in Warsaw last month by anti-Semites who mistook him for a Jew, it was learned here Monday. As a result, the paper has decided not to send another correspondent to Poland but agreed to hush up the incident. The Jewish… More ▸

  • Sympathy Hunger Strikes with Jailed Soviet Jews Widespread in USSR

    This past weekend’s solidarity hunger strike across the Soviet Union in sympathy with Soviet Jewish prisoners was more widespread than expected, according to sources there. The three-day fast–Friday, Saturday and Sunday–was reportedly observed by 34 Jews in Moscow, 21 in Kishinev, 11 in Wilna and seven in Odessa, in addition to the earlier-reported 29 in… More ▸