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  • Rabbi Says No Responsible Leader in Williamsburg Invited Jdl to Protect Jews

    A leading Williamsburg rabbi declared today that “no responsible leader” in that Jewish community had invited the Jewish Defense League for protection after clashes broke out between local Jews and blacks following the death of a Negro girl who was struck by a truck driven by a Hassidic Jew. Rabbi Meir Kahane, JDL leader, and… More ▸

  • Play About Evolving Relationship Between Jewish Grocer and Negro Boy Wins Award

    “A Storm in Summer,” a play about mistrust and hostility between an elderly Jewish grocer and a Negro boy that eventually evolve into mutual understanding and love, was named Sunday night as the best single dramatic program of the 1969-70 television season. It received the appropriate Emmy award from the National Academy of Television Arts… More ▸

  • Farbstein Asks Mitchell to Probe ‘possible Discrimination’ Against Minorities at Purdue

    Rep. Leonard Farbstein, New York Democrat, has called on Attorney General John N. Mitchell to investigate “possible discrimination” against Jews, Negroes, Puerto Ricans and other minorities by Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind. Rep. Farbstein pointed out that Purdue, a state university, has limited out-of-state acceptances to 25 percent of the total studentry and has, in addition,… More ▸

  • Aj Committee Opens 64th Annual Meeting; Roy Wilkins, Naacp President to Be Honored

    The American Jewish Committee opens its 64th annual meeting Thursday night with a dinner honoring Roy Wilkins, Executive Director of the NAACP, who will receive the Committee’s top award, the American Liberties Medal. During the four-day meeting, the Far East and Middle East will be discussed by Raymond Aren, political columnist for the French newspaper… More ▸

  • Jews and Blacks in Philadelphia Meet to Find Ways of Helping Ghetto Poor

    A local Jewish group has been meeting regularly since last November with Muhammed Kenyatta, Pennsylvania director of the Black Economic Development Conference, on cooperative ways to raise the economic standards of Negroes in the area. A series of project proposals involving Jewish financial aid and expertise which emerged from those meetings has been disclosed by… More ▸

  • Civic, Labor and Church Leaders Urge U.S. Reaffirmation of Direct Israel-arab Talks

    Outstanding Michigan civic, labor and church leaders have signed a declaration urging President Nixon and Secretary of State Rogers to “remove any doubt about our government’s current position by reaffirming America’s original policy of support of direct negotiations” between Israel and the Arab states for settlement of their conflict. The declaration also took the position… More ▸

  • Anti-defamation League Issues Film Strip on History of American Negro

    “For almost two centuries, American schools have taught only a one-dimensional white history of our country,” begins a teachers’ guide to a unique filmstrip series produced by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. The series, “Black Odyssey: A History of the American Negro,” is already in use at schools throughout the country. It is part… More ▸