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  • Isadore Taishoff Dead at 89

    Isadore Taishoff, the Washington representative of the Jewish Daily Forward for almost 50 years, died Thursday of pneumonia at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. He was 89 years old. Born in Minsk, from which he fled in 1908 to avoid being drafted into the Czar’s army, he came to Washington that year and became… More ▸

  • Georgetown University Accepts $1 Million Endowment from Kuwait for Its Arab Studies Center

    Georgetown University has accepted an endowment of $1 million from the government of Kuwait for its Georgetown Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, which also is being financed this year by 24 American corporations. Wesley Christenson, Georgetown’s director of public relations, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that the Kuwait endowment has raised the total contributed to… More ▸

  • Shamir to Head Israel’s Delegation at the UN General Assembly Session

    The Cabinet today approved the composition of Israel’s delegation to the 35th session of the United Nations General Assembly due to open in New York Tuesday. It will be headed by Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir who leaves for the U.S. today. Prior to the opening, Shamir will have political discussions in Washington, the most important… More ▸

  • Security Forces Foil Terrorist Plot

    The three-day Rosh Hashanah holiday passed quietly for most Israelis thanks to the efforts of alert security forces who foiled an El Fatah plot to seize hostages and engage in a bombing rampage. Other terrorist attempts backfired when bombs under preparation exploded prematurely. One Arab was killed and two were injured in those incidents. The… More ▸

  • Lansky to Visit Israel

    The Interior Ministry has lifted the ban on an entry permit for Meyer Lansky. The 79-year-old Lansky, allegedly connected with organized crime in the U.S., has not been allowed to visit Israel since the early 1970s. His repeated requests to come here as a tourist were turned down because he was considered “dangerous to the… More ▸

  • Senatorial Primaries in New York, Florida Cast Long Shadow over New Senate Foreign Relations Committ

    Last Tuesday’s Senatorial primary elections in New York and Florida cast a long shadow over the probable complexion of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when the new Congress organizes next January. In New York, the Republicans denied nomination to Jacob Javits, their ranking member on that all-important committee which has strong influence on U.S. foreign… More ▸

  • Ncsj Forms Crisis Committee

    Burton Levinson, chairman of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry, announced the creation of a special ” Crisis Committee” to deal with a critical situation facing Jewish emigration from the Soviet Union. He also announced the appointment of Richard Mass, former NCSJ chairman, to chair the committee. Levinson said the rate of Jewish emigration from… More ▸

  • Eeoc Establishes Historic Guidelines for Sabbath Observers

    The first mandatory employment guidelines of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), were described to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency as one of the “most significant developments in the effort to protect the employment rights of Sabbath observers in American law” by Howard. Zuckerman, president of the National Jewish Commission on Law and Public Affairs (COLPA)…. More ▸

  • Edith Rosenwald Stern Dead at 85

    A public memorial service has been scheduled for Edith Rosenwald Stern, a leading New Orleans philanthropist and leading campaign for Israel to which she contributed funds throughout her life, who died in her home here last Thursday after a long illness. She was 85 years old. Funeral services were held Friday. The Stern Fund, of… More ▸