boxing

  • 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 ▸

  • Israel to Send 30 Athletes to World Olympics in Rome This Summer

    About 30 Israeli athletes will compete in the Olympic Games here this summer, Robert Atlasz, technical director of the Israeli Olympic teams, announced here today. Mr. Atlasz said the Israeli teams will include three women and will participate in basketball. track, swimming, boxing, weight-lifting and gymnastics. More ▸

  • Israelis Win Largest Number of Maccabiah Medals; U.S. is Second

    Israeli athletes won the largest number of individual medals and awards at the Fourth International Maccabiah games which closed here last night. The United States aggregation won the largest number of medals, cups and other awards among the 23 visiting teams. Israeli athletes collected 32 gold medals, 47 sliver medals and 26 bronze medals, while… More ▸

  • Israel Prepares for Fourth Maccabiah, Games Open Sunday

    Preparations for the Fourth International Maccabiah–the Jewish “Olympic Games”–which opens in the huge Ramath Gan Stadium next Sunday, are in full swing with hundreds of workers bringing the grounds into shape and the Israeli team practicing hard. The Games will be opened with an elaborate ceremony attended by President Ben Zvi and Premier David Ben… More ▸

  • American Negro Presents a $10,000 Check of Damon Runyon Cancer Fund to Israel

    A Damon Runyon Cancer Fund check for $10,000 for the Hebrew University Medical School and Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, was presented here by Sugar Ray Robinson, American Negro world’s middleweight boxing champion, to a representative of the British Friends of the Hebrew University. The presentation was made at a dinner at Windsor given by Jack… More ▸