Korea

  • Japan, South Korea Accused of Backing Boycott of Israel

    More than 100 members of Congress are charging the governments of Japan and South Korea with “condoning” decisions by firms in their countries not to sell goods to Israel. In letters Aug. 7 to then Japanese Prime Minister Sosuke Uno and South Korean Premier Kang Young Hoon, 101 U.S. lawmakers accused them of violating “free-trade… More ▸

  • Officer Killed in Korea Was Jewish

    First Lt. Mark T. Barrett, one of the two American army officers killed by North Koreans in a demilitarized zone last week, was converted to Judaism in May 1974, a month before his marriage to Juliane Reiner of Hollywood, Florida in a Jewish ceremony in Gainesville, Fla. Barrett and his bride met while students at… More ▸

  • Sen. Knowland Urges Separation Between Israel and Egypt; Cites Korea

    Senate Republican Leader William Knowland of California has recommended a separation between Israel and Egypt like the demilitarized zone separating the Republic of Korea from Communist Northern Korea. Speaking at Georgetown University last night, Sen. Knowland said Israel had an “ultimate responsibility” to return to the 1949 armistice lines but that he thought that until… More ▸

  • Jewish Veterans Warn Against “another Korea” in Middle East

    The Jewish War Veterans of America, meeting here today in their 60th annual convention, called on Secretary of State John Foster Dulles to demand that the Soviet Union cease Communist arms shipments to Egypt, National Commander Joseph F. Barr cabled Mr. Dulles after reports on the Middle East situation had been delivered to the organization’s… More ▸

  • U.S. Jewish Chaplain Lauded for Helping Build Church in Korea

    A Jewish chaplain with the American forces in Korea has received an official commendation for his work in helping build a church in a Korean village, it was reported here today. The Chaplain, First Lieutenant Nathan Estersohn, took over the assignment of getting a church built in the village of Jaeongsangpo when a Protestant chaplain… More ▸

  • Jewish Chaplains Decorated for Meritorious Service in Korea

    Three Jewish chaplains were decorated for excellent service and outstanding performance of duty in Korea, it was announced today by the National Jewish Welfare Board. The three are: Chaplain Norman T. Goldberg, now on active duty with the Air Force in Korea; Chaplain Maurice S. Kleinberg, now on duty at Walter Reed Army Medical Center… More ▸

  • Turkish Jew Receives U.S. Decoration for Service in Korea

    A Turkish Jew who served with the Turkish detachment in Korea, was one of three Turkish Army officers to receive the United States military decoration, the Bronze Star Medal, for meritorious conduct in Korea, at imposing ceremonies here. He is Lieut. Haim Benbassat of Istanbul, a reserve officer. More ▸

  • Gi’s Mark New Year; Shipboard Services Held for Korea Pw’s

    An estimated 150,000 Jewish servicemen in the United States armed forces attended Rosh Hashanah services at American bases and overseas ports. A number of released Jewish war prisoners en route home from Korea observed the Holy Day in Services on the high seas. Special arrangements were made at the San Francisco debarkation port to greet… More ▸

  • American Jews Observe Rosh Hashanah; Korea Gi’s Mark Holiday

    As Jews throughout the United States begin the celebration of Rosh Hashanah this evening they will be joined in spiritual observance by 150,000 of their sons and daughters in the American armed services scattered over four continents. For American Jewish GI’s in Korea this will be the first peaceful New Year’s celebration in four years…. More ▸