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  • U.S. Leading in Maccabiah Games

    The United States appears almost certain to be the winner of most medals in the 9th Maccabiah games which close with a gala ceremonial Thursday night. As of today, U.S. athletes had amassed a total of 148 medals against 145 for the second place Israeli contestants. The U.S. has a wider lead in gold medals… More ▸

  • Maccabiah Committee Demands U.S. Doctor Be Suspended for Hitting Israeli

    The Maccabiah organizing committee today demanded the suspension of Dr. Max Novich, a physician to the American boxing team, for punching Shmuel Lalkin, secretary of the Israel Sports Federation, in an altercation over a bout lost by an American heavyweight last night. Chaim Wein, chairman of the committee, insisted that Dr. Novich, one of three… More ▸

  • Fascist Violence Erupts

    “It was just like the Fascist hooliganism of the 1920s,” said Sandro Pertini, president of the Italian Chamber of Deputies. He was referring to the neo-Fascist riots in Milan last Thursday which left one policeman dead–ripped by a combat-type hand grenade–and sent shock waves around Italy. For more than two hours hundreds of neo-Fascist youths,… More ▸

  • Muhammad Ali (cassius Clay) Verbally Slugs ‘those Jewish Promoters’

    Cassius Clay’s triumphant comeback victory Monday night in Atlanta, after 43 months away from the boxing ring on draft-evasion charges, brought not only his fists but his pro-Arab views back to national and international attention. Asked by a New York Times reporter after the fight about a subsequent contest with heavyweight champion Joe Frazier, Clay… More ▸

  • Ted Kid Lewis (gershon Mendeloff), World Famed Boxer, Dies at 76

    Ted Kid Lewis, one of the top boxers of the 1920’s and a multi-title holder, died here today at the age of 76. Lewis, whose original name was Gershon Mendeloff, turned pro in 1909 and subsequently became British welterweight and featherweight champion in 1913, European welterweight and featherweight champion in 1914, world welterweight king during… More ▸

  • New York State Official Urges Jews to Work for Restructuring of Urban Community

    A New York State official has urged the Jewish community to redirect its resources away from the “shadow-boxing of anti-Semitism” and to bend its efforts to restructure the urban community as a whole. Dr. Jack Sable, director of the New York State Office for Community Affairs, spoke at the opening of the annual convention of… More ▸

  • Wreaths Placed Near Iraqi Mission to Protest Hanging of Alleged Spies

    Wreaths were placed on the sidewalk in front of the Iraqi Mission to the United Nations here last week by 18 nationally prominent persons protesting the hangings in Iraq of alleged spies for Israel and the United States. The group included Roman Catholic and Protestant clergymen, Negro civil rights leaders, educators and figures from the… More ▸

  • Eighth Maccabiah Games Open in Israel Among Festivities, Memorial Observance

    Athletes from 27 nations gathered at Modiin, in the West Bank village of Midya, to mark the opening yesterday of the eighth Maccabiah games. The site is the traditional burial place of the ancient Maccabeans. The Maccabiah torch was lit by veteran Maccabi leader and Maccabiah games innovator Yossef Yekutieli as some 1,500 Jewish athletes… More ▸

  • Two Israelis Testify in German Court on Atrocities in Nazi Camp

    Two Israeli witnesses told a court here today about atrocities committed by a number of the defendants on trial here on war crimes charges, while serving as officials of the Treblinka concentration camp. Describing his sufferings at the hands of ex-camp commander Kurt Franz and nine other defendants, Abraham Goldfarb, 55, said he once saw… More ▸