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  • Brooklyn Rabbinical President Appeals to Christians to Condemn Vandalism

    The president of the Brooklyn Board of Rabbis appealed today to Catholic and Protestant clergymen to join him in condemning vandalism against houses of worship after a Coney Island synagogue was found desecrated last week. Rabbi Kurt Klappholz made his appeal after Morris Glassman, president of Congregation Chevra Bikur Cholcm, reported that the synagogue had… More ▸

  • Committee of Concern Formed by Gen. Clay to Aid Iraqi Jewry

    A Committee of Concern has been formed to concentrate world attention on political trials and hangings of Jews, Christians and other minority members in Iraq, as well as on discrimination in other Mideast countries. The chairman is Gen. Lucius D, Clay (Ret.), a former commander of the United States forces in Europe and now a… More ▸

  • Cleveland Federation, ‘jewish News’ Denounce Defense League Efforts to Begin Chapter

    Announcement of plans for creation of a Cleveland area chapter of the militant Jewish Defense League was promptly denounced by the Community Relations Committee of the Cleveland Jewish Community Federation as a “misguided” and unneeded “intrusion into the community by outside forces.” The Cleveland Jewish News called the plan “insolent, abrasive and outlandish” and said… More ▸

  • Justice Department Files Suits Charging Housing Bias Against Jews

    The U.S. Justice Department has asked that actions be brought against three large apartment house complexes in the District of Columbia and adjacent Prince Georges County, Maryland, which allegedly discriminate against Negros and Jews. One suit filed in U.S. District Court charged that the residents of Tilden Gardens, a co-operative in a fashionable section of… More ▸

  • Black Leader Reads Reparations Demand at Synagogue on Yom Kippur

    The Black United Front, a militant Negro organization which is demanding reparations in cash from the religious community, sent representatives to read a policy statement on the steps of Washington’s B’nai Israel Synagogue Sunday calling on “the Jewish church to shake off the shackles of white racism and capitalist exploitation that have strangled its Christian… More ▸

  • Aj Congress Files Brief with Supreme Court Opposing Death Penalty on Rape

    The American Jewish Congress filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the United States Supreme Court yesterday arguing that it was unconstitutional to impose the death penalty in a case of rape without homicide. The brief, prepared by the AJ Congress’ special counsel, Leo Pfeffer, had the concurrence of the Synagogue Council of America, the representative body… 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 ▸

  • U.S. Civil Rights Commission Staff Member Quits, Calls It ‘Jewish-dominated’

    Domingo Reyes, a staff member of the United States Civil Rights Commission, resigned last weekend from the Commission saying "the Jewish-dominated Commission is black-oriented to the almost total exclusion of the Chicano (Mexican-American) and the American Indian." Mr. Reyes said he had been harassed by the Commission and deprived of his civil rights. He had… More ▸

  • Naacp Raps Nixon’s Failure to Nominate Jew to Fill Supreme Court Vacancies

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said today that its opposition to the appointment of Federal Judge Clement F. Haynesworth, Jr. to the United States Supreme Court was based in part on President Nixon’s apparent break with the tradition of naming at least one American Jew to the highest court in the… More ▸