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  • Denmark’s Queen Accepts Shazar’s Invitation to Visit Israel

    Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has accepted an invitation from President Zalman Shazar to visit Israel. No date has been announced. The Queen will be accompanied by her husband, Prince Henrik, a French-born former diplomat. Shazar extended the invitation during his visit here to attend the funeral of King Frederik IX. Meanwhile, the Israeli chief… More ▸

  • Danish Jews, Israelis Mourn King Frederik Ix; Was Friend of Jews

    Danish Jews joined their fellow citizens in deep mourning this weekend for King Fredrik IX who died Friday night at the age of 72. In an emotional sermon at the main synagogue yesterday, Chief Rabbi Bent Melchior eulogized the late king who, like his father Christian X who died in 1947, was a sincere friend… More ▸

  • Soviet Jewry to Be Issue when Kosygin Arrives in Denmark

    Foreign Minister K.B. Andersen of Denmark promised today to raise the question of Soviet Jews with Premier Alexei Kosygin when he visits Denmark beginning this Thursday. Andersen made the pledge at a meeting with three representatives of Danish Jewish youth organizations. They asked him to intervene with Kosygin specifically on behalf of Silva Zalmanson Kuznetsov,… More ▸

  • Jew in New Danish Cabinet

    A Danish Jew, Henry Grunbaum, has been appointed Minister of Finance in the new government of Premier Jens Otto Krag. The 60-year-old Grunbaum has already filled this post between 1965-68 and served as Minister for Economic Affairs in 1963. Two other Cabinet ministers in the new government are also know for their pro-Israeli stand though… More ▸

  • Jewish-arab Folkloric Group to Tour Denmark

    The Jewish-Arab folklore and dance group, “Hora,” has arrived here for the third time in a few years to perform in various Danish towns. “Hora,” which is sponsored by the municipality of Jerusalem and under the patronage of Mayor Teddy Kollek, arrived as guests of the Jewish Danish community and the international organization, “People to… More ▸

  • Danish Sea Captain Gives Details of ‘escape’ of Israeli Gunboats from Cherbourg

    Details of the famous “escape” of five embargoed Israeli gunboats from Cherbourg, France on Christmas Eve. 1969, were related in an interview with a Danish sea captain published today in the daily Politiken. Capt, Knud Lindholm Petersen said he played a part in the incident which aroused world-wide excitement and the ire of the French… More ▸

  • Clemency for Leningrad 11 Urged by French, Danish, Norwegian, Australian Governments

    The French government, which has had serious differences with Israel over the last three years, has emerged in the forefront of European powers urging clemency for two Russian Jews sentenced to death in Leningrad last week. Such an appeal was conveyed by the French Ambassador in Moscow today to Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko. The… More ▸

  • Rabbi Melchior Says Polish Jewish Refugees Streaming into Denmark

    The Chief Rabbi of Denmark said here that the Polish refugees streaming into Denmark would become more Jewish than they had ever been. Declaring that “these were top people in the Polish Government,” Rabbi Bent Melchior added that “they are looking for some kind of identity. It will be difficult for them to identity themselves… More ▸