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  • Primate of Finland Visits Israel; Saved Finnish Jews from Nazis

    The Primate of Finland, Archbishop Ilmari Salomies and Mrs. Salomies, arrived here today for a seven-day visit as guests of the Government, The Archbishop is the first head of a Nordic church to visit this country. Dr. Z. Cahana, director-general of the Ministry of Religious Affairs, and representatives of the Israel-Finland Association here, formally greeted… More ▸

  • First Jewish Centers Opened in Finland and Greece, J. W. B. Reports

    The first Jewish Centers in Finland and Greece have just been opened, according to information received today by the National Jewish Welfare Board and the World Federation of YMHA ‘s and Jewish Community Centers. The new centers were opened with funds made available by the Commission on Jewish. Material Claims Against Germany. Finland’s Jewish Community… More ▸

  • Finnish-israel Association Formed; Includes Speaker of Parliament

    A Finnish-Israel Association was formed in Helsinki yesterday, it was reported here today. The group includes former Finnish Prime Minister Fagerholm and the current Speaker of the Finnish Parliament. Some 150 persons attended the inaugural meeting of the group, which has as its purpose the promotion of cultural and economic ties between the two countries. More ▸

  • Finland’s Defiance of Nazi Order to Deport Jews Revealed

    How the Finnish Government defied Hitler’s orders to deport the Jews of Finland to extermination camps is reported today from Helsinki in the Christian Science Monitor. The story was told for the first time in authentic detail by the chief of the wartime Finnish censorship, Prof. Kustaa Vilkuna. In July, 1942, during the height of… More ▸

  • Finnish President Receives Israel Envoy; Presented with Bible

    Finnish President Passikivi received Israel Minister Dr. Abraham Nissan today. The Israel diplomat congratulated the President on the occasion of his 84th birthday. Dr. Nissan also presented to the President a Bible in Hebrew and English, with a special parchment binding, which was a gift of President Ben Zvi. Dr. Nissan told President Passikivi that… More ▸

  • Finnish Minister Praises Israel’s Development

    Vaino Leskinea, Finland’s Minister of Interior, told a meeting of the Jewish community here last night that he was impressed by Israel’s agricultural, industrial and social development. During his recent trip to the Jewish State, he said, he was “fascinated” by the high ideals of Israel’s youth, by the absorption of immigrants, by the reclamation… More ▸

  • Israel to Extend Trade Pact with Finland; Talks Started

    Negotiations for the extension of the current Israel-Finnish trade pact began here today amid indications that Israel’s new paper industry will play a major role in supplying the Israel newsprint market. With the printing of Israel publications on newsprint produced in Israel already begun, it is expected that Israel will need 40 percent less newsprint… More ▸

  • Finnish Cabinet Members Attend Opening of Israel Legation

    The Prime Minister and leading members of the Finnish Government were present here at the opening of the Legation of Israel. Members of the diplomatic corps, state and municipal officials and representatives of the communal life of the country joined members of the Cabinet, the presiding officer of Parliament and the Chief of Staff of… More ▸

  • Finnish Foreign Minister Optimistic on Israel’s Economic Future

    “The people of Finland are following with great sympathy the efforts of the people of Israel to resolve their economic problems,” Sakari Tuomioja, Finland’s Foreign Minister declared at a luncheon given here today by Dr. A. Nissan, Israel Minister to the Scandinavian countries. “We have faith in the future development of the economic relations between… More ▸