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  • Appeal on Behalf of 17 Soviet Jews Presented to Hurok Official

    At an unprecedented meeting with George Perper, executive vice-president of Hurok Concerts, Inc., Jacqueline Levine, president of the Metropolitan New Jersey Conference on Soviet Jewry and Meyer Fine, the Conference program coordinator, presented the Hurok official with a letter of appeal on behalf of the 17 Soviet Jewish artists who have been consistently refused exit… More ▸

  • Panovs, Tired but Happy, Arrive in Israel, ‘our Home’

    Valery and Galina Panov arrived at Ben Gurion airport from Vienna near midnight and left their plane exclaiming, “We have come home. This is our home.” The famous dance couple looked tired after their long trip from Leningrad to Vienna, where they arrived yesterday for a brief rest before boarding an Austrian: Airways plane for… More ▸

  • 3000 Mark Israel’s Independence Day

    About 3000 people filled Lincoln Center’s Philharmonic Hall tonight for an Israel Independence Day gala marking the 25th anniversary of the Jewish State. Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S., Simcha Dinitz, was presented with a birthday cake decorated with 25 candles. Rabbi Israel Miller, president of the American Zionist Federation, read a message of greeting from… More ▸

  • Panov Despairing, Reportedly Contemplates Suicide

    Anxiety was expressed in artistic circles here today over the condition of Valery Panov, the Russian-Jewish dancer who was fired from Leningrad’s Kirov Ballet Co. when he applied for a visa to emigrate to Israel. Panov, who spoke by telephone to a friend with the Bat Sheva Bat Dor Dance Group of Israel, said he… More ▸

  • Communities Increase Efforts to Celebrate Israel’s 25th Anniversary

    Jewish communities throughout the nation are intensifying their efforts to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Israel’s independence in a manner consistent with their strong identification with the Jewish State, it was announced by Jacob Stein, chairman of the American Committee for Israel’s 25th Anniversary Celebration. Stein said more than 100 celebrations are to be held… More ▸

  • Security for Israel Orchestra, Israeli, Jewish Officials, ‘strict’ but ‘not Enough’

    Security was “strict,” but only “to a certain extent,” at Carnegie Hall last night for the third of a three-concert series here by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, according to the hall’s security chief, James Bland. He told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent during intermission that security for the concert, which honored Israel’s upcoming 25th anniversary,… More ▸

  • 200 Protest Soviet Visa Fees

    Some 200 American Jews staged a counter-dance festival last night at the City Center opening here of the Beryozka Dance Company of the Soviet Union to “remind” company members and patrons entering the theater that “other Russian artists and intellectuals are being oppressed and harassed” because they are Jews desiring to emigrate to Israel. The… More ▸

  • Israeli Dance Company Going to Rumania First Dance Troupe in Communist Country

    The Batsheva Dance Company of Israel, which has gained world-wide fame for its classical and modern performances, will go to Rumania late next month, it was learned here. It will be the first Israeli dance troupe to visit a Communist country, and will be going there shortly after Israeli Premier Golda Meir makes her unprecedented… More ▸