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  • Behind the Headlines the Jews of Kenya

    The history of the Nairobi Hebrew Congregation is somewhat intertwined with the “Uganda Plan” for a Jewish settlement in part of Kenya. According to business executive and communal leader Dr. Manfred Lehmann, the publicity it generated attracted Jewish settlers and by the end of 1903, the nucleus of a small but viable Jewish community existed…. More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines the Jews of Kenya

    The history of Jews and the history of Kenya, a Black East African country, have intersected three times in the past 80 years. The last, and perhaps best known of these encounters was Kenya’s role in the 1976 Israeli rescue of Jews in Entebbe, Uganda. Permission for the Israeli rescue aircraft to refuel in Kenya,… More ▸

  • Controversy over Israeli Dance Troupe in Kenya Backfires

    A leader of the Jewish community here expressed satisfaction that Kenya did not bow to Arab pressure to cancel the performances of the Israeli Bat Dor dance troupe at the National Theatre. Ivor Davis, a former president of the Council of the Nairobi Hebrew Congregation and its public affairs person, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency… More ▸

  • Israeli Dance Troupe a Hit in Kenya

    The Israeli Bat Dor Dance Company has started what appears to be a highly successful series of performances in Kenya, despite efforts by the PLO and their supporters to have their appearance banned. While still in Zaire, on their way to Nairobi, the company was told that there was firm opposition to their appearances in… More ▸

  • Condolence Messages to South Africa, Kenya Ondeaths of Their Presidents

    President Yitzhak Navon sent condolence messages to Nairobi and Pretoria on the deaths yesterday of President Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya and President Nicolaas Diederichs of South Africa. In his message to Kenya, Navon stated: “With deep sorrow we learned of the death of Jomo Kenyatta, a great leader and statesman and the father of a… More ▸

  • ZOA Praises Kenya

    A telegram of thanks was sent today to the President of the Republic of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta, by the Zionist Organization of America–The telegram was addressed to Kenyatta in care of the Kenya Mission to the United Nations and expressed “heartfelt thanks for the humanitarian act of the Republic of Kenya on behalf of the… More ▸

  • Eshkol Arrives in Kenya for Two-day Visit; Ends Seven-nation Tour

    Israel Prime Minister Levi Eshkol arrived here today for a two-day visit on the last leg of a seven-nation tour designed to strengthen Israel’s relations with the African states. Premier Eshkol already visited Senegal, the Ivory Coast, Liberia, Cenge-Leopoldville, Madagascar and Uganda. More ▸

  • Ort to Provide Vocational Service for Kenya Youth; Pact Signed

    The Government of Kenya has reached an agreement with ORT to provide vocational training for the African country’s National Youth Service which aims to give vocational training employment and civic consciousness to young Kenyans who would not otherwise have the opportunity. Some 7,000 youngsters are expected to be enrolled in the program. Dr. Charles Levinson,… More ▸