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  • Knesset Discusses Cultural Relations with Germany; Debate to End Monday

    The first full-scale debate in Israel’s Parliament on the issue of cultural relations with West Germany began today and revealed profound differences of opinion and feeling among Israel’s political parties. The debate was scheduled to end Monday when Education Minister Abba Eban will reply for the Government. The debate on a Herut motion concerned the… More ▸

  • Arrest and Trial of Globke and Heusinger Demanded in Israel

    The arrest and trial of State Secretary Hans Globke, principal aide to Chancellor Konrad Adenauer of West Germany, and General Adolf Heusinger, chairman of the military representatives committee of NATO, was urged today by the Organization of Former Anti-Nazi Partisan Fighters. The Organization urged the action against the two Germans, accusing them of sharing in… More ▸

  • Eichmann’s Lawyer Goes to Israel to Seek Extension of Appeal Time

    Dr. Robert Servatius, Adolf Eichmann’s defense counsel, left for Israel today to seek an extension of the time limit granted to the former Gestapo colonel to appeal his death sentence. Dr. Servatius said he felt that the 15-day period was not sufficient to enable him to go through the vast amount of evidence presented during… More ▸

  • Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Gives Gala Concert on 25th Anniversary

    A brilliant performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony–with the choral portions sung in English instead of the standard German–last night marked the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. The Jubilee concert was held under the auspices and in the presence of President Izhak Ben-Zvi. Cabinet Ministers, the entire diplomatic corps and many… More ▸

  • Orthodox Jews Protest Transfer of Eichmann to Jail on Sabbath

    The question of action by police in transferring Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann to and from the court building or the Sabbath was raised in the Knesset today when two religious deputies described the action as a desecration of the Sabbath. Menachem Porush of the Agudat Israel party and Yaacov Greenberg of the National Religious… More ▸

  • Communist Germany Conducts Anti-israel Radio Campaign in Arabic

    The East German Radio, in a broadcast in Arabic language beamed to Arab countries severely attacked Israel today, and charged that the trial of Adolf Eichmann, the notorious Nazi leader, was conducted in Jerusalem merely for “imperialistic” reasons. “The Zionists have utilized the Eichmann trial in a perverse Zionist fashion,” the broadcast said. “They alleged… More ▸

  • Italian Judge Acquitted of Militant Anti-semitism; Jews Disturbed

    The Council of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities instructed its president today to seek a meeting with the Italian Justice Minister concerning an unprecedented criminal court ruling which acquitted an Italian magistrate of charges of militant anti-Semitism. The case involved Giovanni Durando, a Turin Magistrate, who is editor of The Voice of Justice. The… More ▸

  • N.Y. Rabbi Attacked by Hooligans for Defending Eichmann Sentence

    The Council on Racial Equality sent a telegram today to Mayor Robert F. Wagner demanding an investigation into a physical assault on Rabbi Kurt Flascher, an official of CORE, in a Greenwich Village coffee house. Rabbi Flascher was discussing the Eichmann trial with another CORE official when he was interrupted by two young men at… More ▸

  • Nazi Victims in Israel Approve of Death Sentence Against Eichmann

    Jews in Israel who were held by the Nazis in concentration camps, and who fought in the ghettoes against the Nazis, today issued a call to the world, emphasizing that they find the death sentence of Adolf Eichmann fully justified. A resolution to this effect was adopted by the group, which is known as the… More ▸

  • Library of Congress Gets Tape Recordings of Complete Eichmann Trial

    Tape recordings of the complete testimony of the Eichmann trial, along with English translations, were presented as a gift today to the Library of Congress. The presentation was made by radio station WIP, Philadelphia, an affiliate of the Metropolitan Broadcasting Company. The tapes will become part of the audio collection of the Library, preserved for… More ▸