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  • 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 ▸

  • American Jewish Congress Asks Investigation of U.S. Policy in Germany; Hits Mocloy

    A resolution endorsing motions now pending in both Houses of Congress for an investigation of conditions in Germany and of the failure of the denazification program was adopted here today at the conclusion of a two-day meeting of the national administrative committee of the American Jewish Congress. The parley was attended by 150 members representing… More ▸

  • U.N. Conciliation Commission Favors Direct Contact Between Israel and Arab States

    The establishment of direct contact between the representatives of Israel and the Arab states is “indispensable” if the U.N. Conciliation Commission on Palestine is to continue to modiate effectively between them, a Commission communique said today. The communique was issued this afternoon after the members of the three-nation body had had their first formal meeting… More ▸

  • Morgenthau Cited by Massachusetts Inter-religious Body for Good-will Role

    The Massachusetts Committee of Catholics, Protestants and Jews, at its 12th annual dinner here last night, cited Henry Morgenthau Jr., general chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, as “a living symbol of the identity of the Jew and the American” who has carried “the message of good -will through international boundaries on a world-wide scale.”… More ▸