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  • New York U.J.A. Honors People of Ireland for Aiding Jewish Refugees

    The people of Ireland were honored by the New York United Jewish Appeal for aiding Jewish Displaced Persons in Europe after the war. Ambassador Frederick H. Boland, Irish Permanent Representative to United Nations, received the award on behalf of his country at a special ceremony held at UJA headquarters. At same time Robert Briscoe, Jewish… More ▸

  • Robert Briscoe is Elected Again As Lord Mayor of Dublin

    Robert Briscoe, who became Dublin’s first Jewish Lord Mayor in 1956, was again elected to that office last night by a 22-21 vote of the City Council. A former president of the Irish Board of Shechita and a former member of the New Zionist Executive under Vladimir Tabctinsky, Mr. Briscoe was named Lord Mayor in… More ▸

  • Israeli Soccer Team Ties Dublin Shamrock Rovers, 2-2, at Polo Grounds

    The Petah Tikva soccer team of Israel yesterday played to a 2-2 tie with the Dublin Shamrock Rovers, in the opening match of the second half schedule of the International Soccer League. In a vigorous game in which both sides fought hard, the Irish team maintained its lead until 14 minutes of the second half,… More ▸

  • Dublin Synagogue Smeared with Swastikas; Government Takes Action

    Police, acting on orders from the Ministry of Justice, opened a search today for the persons who daubed “Out with the Jews” and six-feet-high swastikas on the doors of a Dublin synagogue. The Ministry orders to the police were to “take all possible steps to bring to justice those responsible.” More ▸

  • Hitler’s Bodyguard Skorzeny Lives in Ireland; Says He is No Nazi

    Otto Skorzeny, the man who was Hitler’s chief bodyguard and who rescued Mussolini from a mountain prison when he was first captured, declared today that he is not a Nazi and has no link with present-day Nazi activities. Skorzeny made the statement in an interview with a correspondent for the Daily Express. The 52-year-old former… More ▸

  • Ireland Denies Hiding Nazis; Terms Charge ‘ridiculous’

    A spokesman for the Eire Department of Justice today called “ridiculous” charges that Ireland was one of the main international Nazi centers. The charges were voiced by Joel Brand who was involved in negotiations during the war with Adelf Eichmann for an exchange of doomed Hungarian Jews for trucks. Mr. Brand had charged in an… More ▸

  • New Chief Rabbi of Ireland Installed; Dublin Mayor Attends Ceremony

    Dr. Isaac Cohen was installed as Chief Rabbi of Ireland in ceremonies at which he called on the Soviet leaders to allow Russian Jews to live under the same conditions of national and cultural independence afforded to other Soviet minorities. Dr. Israel Brodie, Chief Rabbi of the British Commonwealth, attended the installation as did the… More ▸

  • Ireland Asks UN Assembly to Act on Solving Arab-israel Issues

    A proposal that the United Nations make an immediate effort to solve the Israel-Arab problems, as issues that are basic to the peace of the world, was made to the special emergency session of the United Nations General Assembly today by Frank Aiken, Foreign Minister of Ireland. Declaring that the Arab refugee problem was “the… More ▸

  • Robert Briscoe Nominated for Lord Mayor of Dublin by Leading Party

    Robert Briscoe has again been nominated for the post of Lord Mayor of Dublin by the governing Fianna Fail Party, of which he is a member. The announcement of the party’s choice was made yesterday. In the past two years, Mr. Briscoe and James Carroll have been tied in the city council balloting for Mayor…. More ▸

  • Jewish Ex-mayor of Dublin Arrives in U.S. for Israel Bond Tour

    Councillor Robert Briscoe of Ireland, who was Dublin’s first Jewish Mayor, arrived in the United States today to visit communities in many parts of the country for the Israel bond drive. Mr. Briscoe has been active in work for the State of Israel for many years. He played a decisive role in the inauguration of… More ▸