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  • Secret UN File on Waldheim Made Public by Wjcongress

    The United Nations War Crimes Commission said in 1948 that Austrian Presidential candidate Kurt Waldheim should stand trial for “murder” and “putting hostages to death according to the secret file on the former United Nations Secretary General housed in the UN archives and released here. The file, part of some 40,000 sealed files on accused… More ▸

  • World Labor Body Reports on Conditions in Gaza, West Bank

    The most recent report of the International Labor Organization (ILO) commission on labor conditions in Israel’s occupied territories cited an alarmingly high unemployment rate among highly-educated youth and noted the persistence of a large black-market labor force. The commission will present the report for discussion at the annual ILO conference beginning June 4 in Geneva…. More ▸

  • Several Hundred Persons Rally Against Award to Revisionist

    Several hundred Jews and non-Jews demonstrated last week at the Memorial to the Unknown Jewish Martyr here to protest the award of an academic degree by Nantes University to the author of a thesis claiming that the Holocaust was “a figment of Jewish imagination.” In Nantes, in eastern France, the city council suspended a regular… More ▸

  • Pope Meets Rumanian Chief Rabbi

    Pope John Paul II conveyed his “best wishes” to Europe’s Chief Rabbis during a 30 minute meeting in Rome Friday with Rumanian Chief Rabbi Moses Rosen. Rosen is due to attend this week a meeting of European Chief Rabbis in the Swiss mountain village of Grindenwald. Vatican sources said the Pontiff, who took the initiative… More ▸

  • ‘kahanism’ Denounced at Cjcongress Plenary Session

    The Canadian Jewish Congress took strong stands on issues of Jewish and general concern at its 21st plenary session here last week. The 950 delegates from all over Canada voted to oppose moves to restore the death penalty, to condemn “Kahanism” as a perversion of Judaism and Zionism and to condemn apartheid in South Africa…. More ▸

  • Prize for French Writer

    The Foundation for French Judaism has awarded its annual prize to Alain Fienkelkraut, a writer and lecturer who is the author of eight books, most of which deal with Jewish matters. Fienkelkraut, 37, is also a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley. The Foundation, chaired by David De Rothschild, awards its prize each… More ▸

  • Court Acts Against Alleged Nazi

    Justice Department officials are expected to begin shortly deportation proceedings against an accused Nazi death camp guard, following a Supreme Court decision last week. The high court turned down a citizenship appeal by Luidas Kairys, 61, accused by the Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations (OSI), of concealing his war-time activities as a guard at… More ▸

  • Rabbi Nisson Alpert Dead at 58

    Funeral services were held this week at four locations, in New York and Israel, for Rabbi Nisson Alpert, a leading scholar at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of the Yeshiva University, who died of cancer Monday. He was 58 years old and a resident of Queens. Born in Polonka, Lithuania, the son of a… More ▸