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  • Court Declines to Review Ruling on License of Station Accused of Broadcasting Bigotry

    The Supreme Court yesterday declined to review a lower court’s decision upholding the license renewal of a suburban Los Angeles radio station accused of broadcasting anti-Semitic material. The renewal had been opposed by the southwestern regional office of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation League which charged that the taped broadcasts of an ultra-conservative commentator, Richard Cotten,… More ▸

  • New York Chapters of 9 Major Jewish Organizations Endorse Decentralization Concept

    The New York chapters of nine major American Jewish organizations have endorsed the concept of school decentralization, the controversial issue at the heart of last fall’s strikes by New York City teachers. The organizations expressed their approval of decentralization in a joint statement issued through the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York. It called… More ▸

  • Rabbi Ginzberg Warns Against Seeing Negro’s Upward Thrust As a ‘racial Issue’

    Prof. Eli Ginzberg of Columbia University cautioned 500 rabbis yesterday not to see the Negro’s quest for power and full equality as a “racial issue.” The noted economist and manpower specialist, speaking at the 69th annual convention of the Rabbinical Assembly (Conservative), warned that the upward thrust of the Negro community will create inevitable conflict… More ▸

  • See Lindsay Facing Problems in Relations with Jews As He Seeks Re-election

    Mayor John V. Lindsay, who announced yesterday that he will run for re-election in November, faces an up hill fight and not the least of his problems is his relations with New York’s Jewish community which largely supported him when he ran for Mayor in 1965, the Wall Street Journal reported today. Journal reporter Alan… More ▸

  • See Teachers Union Playing Down Black Anti-semitism in Ocean Hill-brownsville

    The Jewish-led, predominantly Jewish United Federation of Teachers, which had been accused of exaggerating black anti-Semitism as an issue in last fall’s teachers’ strikes, today was apparently playing down the issue. The current issue of the union’s weekly “United Teachers,” carried an article headlined, “Black Anti-Semitism Seen As Exaggerated Issue by Parents and Staff of… More ▸

  • Rabbinical Assembly Told of Efforts to Strengthen Conservative Movement in Israel

    The president of the Rabbinical Assembly, the rabbinical arm of Conservative Judaism, called today for new efforts to establish a strong Conservative movement in Israel, Rabbi Ralph Simon of Chicago, addressing 500 rabbis assembled here for the international rabbinical association’s 69th annual convention, enumerated steps already taken to achieve that objective. He said the Israel… More ▸

  • Rabbi Says Negro Clergy Have ‘significant’ Role in Black Anti-semitism

    An Orthodox rabbinical leader charged today that Negro clergymen have a “highly significant” role in the inception and spread of black anti-Semitism, either by failing to discourage it or by originating it and serving as a “core of racial antagonism.” The charge was made by Rabbi Jacob J. Hecht, executive vice-president of the National Committee… More ▸

  • New Jewish-negro Group Warns of Confrontation if University Cuts Student Admissions

    A hitherto undisclosed group of Negro and Jewish leaders working for amity between the races warned here yesterday that potential budget cuts and reduced student admissions at City University could result in “a new confrontation between religious and racial groups” worse than the one that arose from last year’s New York City teachers’ strike. The… More ▸

  • Goldberg Says Publicity Exaggerates Extent of Negro Anti-semitism in U.S.

    Arthur J. Goldberg, president of the American Jewish Committee, charged here today that publicity was responsible for exaggerating the extent of Negro anti-Semitism in the United States. Mr. Goldberg, a former Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, addressed a meeting of the Anglo-Jewish Association. More ▸

  • Los Angeles Negro Mayoralty Candidate Raps Black Anti-semitism

    The only Negro candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles told an audience of Jewish community leaders here that any “Negro leader who is silent on black anti-Semitism is not serving his people or the rest of society.” City Councilman Thomas Bradley declared, “The black anti-Semite does not represent the views of the majority of the… More ▸