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  • Sla Releases 21 Finnish Soldiers

    The Israel-backed South Lebanon Army (SLA) released 21 Finnish soldiers of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon Friday after holding them prisoner for eight days. But UNIFIL sources complained today that the SLA continues to harass its troops. The most recent reported incident involved Norwegian UNIFIL soldiers in Ibel Saki village. By coincidence, Norway’s… More ▸

  • Peres Refuses to Attend Stockholm Conference As Example to Israelis

    Premier Shimon Peres will not attend the Socialist International meeting in Stockholm this month despite the recommendation by a majority of his Cabinet that he make the trip because of its political importance. The Cabinet voted 9-4 yesterday endorsing the journey. But Peres decided to forego it as a symbolic gesture to all Israelis not… More ▸

  • Government, People of Denmark Honored

    The American Gathering and Federation of Jewish Holocaust Survivors presented its first Shofar of Freedom award to the government and people of Denmark for saving Jewish lives during the Holocaust. The award was presented during the three day Inaugural Assembly of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust survivors, which ended last night. Eigil Jeergansen, the… More ▸

  • Former Olympic Medalist and Swedish Olympic Officials Join in Honoring Wallenberg

    Agnes Keleti, winner of II Olympic medals in gymnastics for Hungary during the 1940’s and 1950’s, and whose family was saved by Raoul Wallenberg during World War II, joined Swedish Olympic officials here in honoring the legendary Swedish diplomat at a 72nd birthday tribute. The ceremony, attended by more than 200 Americans, Swedes and Israelis… More ▸

  • Washington Exhibit Celebrates Danish Jewry, World War Ii Rescue

    Three dates stand out boldly in the history of the Jews of Denmark — the founding of the Danish Jewish community 300 years ago, the establishment of its “new” synagogue 150 years ago and 1943 when a secret rescue operation, carried out with the cooperation of most of Denmark’s Christian citizens, transported more than 7,000… More ▸