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  • Israeli Black Panthers Turn Meeting into Shambles; Battle Police; Charge Brutality

    Israel’s home grown Black Panthers battled police outside of Jerusalem district police headquarters today after they earlier disrupted an annual folkloric gathering of immigrants from North Africa. Police wielded truncheons as the self-styled Panthers tried to storm the headquarters building. A claim by one Panther, that mounted police had indiscriminately trampled them was refuted by… More ▸

  • 100,000 Signatures for Soviet Jewry Sent to Communist Party Congress

    A hundred thousand signatures for Soviet Jewry have been gathered on petitions by the Center for Russian Jewry and dispatched to delegates to the 24th Congress of the Soviet Communist Party in Moscow. The Center was aided in its effort by its youth wing, the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry; the American Jewish Congress, the… More ▸

  • Labor Official Says There is Executive Suite Discrimination Against Jews

    A Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor said here that discrimination against hiring Jews to fill top corporate executive positions persists although “the exclusions come in many cases as a great shock to the corporations themselves.” The situation was discussed at length by John L. Wilkes who oversees contract compliance in the Department of Labor. Wilkes… More ▸

  • Interfaith Delegation Marches to Soviet Embassy; Official, Three Clerics Confer

    An interfaith delegation composed of II Protestant ministers, eight Catholic priests and eight rabbis marched to the Soviet Embassy today to protest the treatment of Jews in the Soviet Union. The march was keyed to the opening in Moscow today of the 24th Congress of the Soviet Communist Party. Ambassador Anatoly F. Dobrynin was in… More ▸

  • Trade Union Delegation, Headed by Black Unionist, Visiting Israel

    James H. Jones, president of the Negro Trade Union Leadership Council and international representative of the United Steel Workers of America, and Joseph Schwartz, president of the Knitgoods Workers Union, I.L.G.W.U., are the co-chairmen of a labor delegation of Philadelphia trade union leaders and their wives that left this weekend for 10-day visit to Israel…. More ▸

  • B’nai B’rith Women Moved by Racially, Religiously Mixed Choir of Young Addicts

    Seven hundred members of the B’nai B’rith Women were emotionally overwhelmed today by a performance by a racially and religiously mixed choir of heroin addicted youngsters from Odyssey House, the New York drug-treatment center. The performance closed the organization’s four-day triennial international convention. The women wept openly when a black youngster sang the solo part… More ▸

  • Black Jews to Emigrate to Israel; Will Undergo Ritual Conversion if Required

    A black rabbi, who recently visited Israel with several members of his congregation, has announced the intentions of his group to emigrate there in the near future. Rabbi Abel Respes, spiritual leader of Temple Adat Beyt Mosheh, located in Elwood, a small community near here, said that approximately 50 black Jews were planning to make… More ▸

  • Police Investigating Bombing of Temple, the Third in Less Than Two Weeks

    Police here are continuing their investigation into the bombing Friday morning of Temple Beth Am. The temple, blasted by dynamite, was the third Rochester synagogue wrecked in less than two weeks and the ninth building including two Negro churches, to be bombed in the past four weeks. No injuries were reported in connection with the… More ▸

  • First Black Trade Unionist Honored with State of Israel Award

    A black trade union leader, Benjamin T. Irvin, has become the first Negro to receive a special State of Israel award. City Councilman William J. Cottrell, dinner chairman at the State of Israel Tribute dinner-dance where the award was made, said Mr. Irvin was honored because “he has devoted his energies and his talents for… More ▸

  • Two Synagogues Bombed; Extensive Damage to Both Buildings; No Motives Known

    Two synagogues here were ravaged by bombs early this morning, injuring two persons slightly and causing extensive damage to both buildings. The blasts, which were spaced ten minutes apart, occurred shortly after midnight at Temple Beth Sholom and The Light of Israel Sephardic Center. This is the second time in two weeks that Rochester has… More ▸