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  • 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 ▸

  • Black Reporter Recommends Kibbutz Way of Life As Example to Black Communities

    An American Negro journalist has recommended Israel’s kibbutz way of life as an example for the black community in America. Dick Edwards, writing from Israel in the New York Amsterdam News, declared, “if the Israelis can make deserts bloom, it seems as if blacks with more fertile land and water, could follow the blueprints of… More ▸

  • Black Newsmen and Israeli Official Discuss South African-israeli Relations

    Israel’s policies of aid to the emerging nations of black Africa and the “sticky question” of its relations with the Republic of South Africa, were explained in detail to a group of visiting American Negro journalists in Jerusalem recently. An almost verbatim report of the briefing given the American group by Mordechai Lador, of the… More ▸

  • Cleaver Asserts U.S. Militant Blacks Support Anti-israel Guerrillas

    Eldridge Cleaver, the Black Panther Leader wanted by American police, said in Algiers yesterday that the militant Negro movement in the U.S. fully supports Palestinian guerrilla activities against Israel. Cleaver, who has found asylum in Algeria, told the newspaper El Moujahid that “Zionists, wherever they may be, are our enemies.” He said the Panthers “totally… More ▸

  • Israeli Official Gives Assurances on Chicago Black Jewish Immigrants

    The Israel Consul here has assured a local Jewish group that 39 black Jews from Chicago who arrived in Israel last month requesting immigrant status would be accorded the same treatment as all other Jews entering the country under the “law of return.” Consul Moshe Yegar gave his assurances to the Philadelphia Association of Black… More ▸

  • Israel Admits 39 American Negroes Who Want to Settle There As Jews

    Israeli officials decided today to admit 39 American Negroes–15 of them children–who arrived here unexpectedly yesterday declaring themselves Jews seeking to settle in Israel as immigrants. They have been given temporary visas for a three-month stay in the country pending the issuance of permanent residents permits. The group, originally from Chicago, came here from Liberia… More ▸

  • Hillel Foundations Say U.S. Universities Are More Receptive to Judaic Studies

    American universities are increasingly receptive to inclusion of accredited Judaic study courses in their curricula, a B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundations study reported here today. Preliminary findings of a survey of more than 200 major (institutions) indicated a general acceptance among college administrations to recognize the “academic authenticity” of such study courses. The findings, reported at… More ▸

  • Commerce Department is Studying Aj Congress Protest Against Aid to Gerald L.k. Smith

    The United States Department of Commerce said it has under “serious investigation and consideration” a protest lodged by the American Jewish Congress against a Federal grant of $181,500 to enhance a project sponsored by Gerald L.K. Smith, a professional peddler of racial hate propaganda since the early 1930s. The grant, announced by Rep. John P…. More ▸

  • Fortas Rejects Concept of Sectarian Seat on United States Supreme Court

    Former Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas, the last Jew to serve on the country’s highest judicial bench, rejected the notion today that there should be a “Jewish seat” on the court, a Catholic seat, a Negro seat or even a “Wasp seat,” Mr. Fortas said in a speech before the National Press Club that members… More ▸