Scotland

  • Two ‘israel Week’ Events in Scotland Termed Very Successful

    An “Israel Week” was opened here today in the Patrick Franklin store, one of the major retail outlets in Scotland’s capital. The event here followed a similar program in Glasgow, which was described as a great success from the point of view of sales and of attracting attention to Israeli manufactures, according to A. Mazur,… More ▸

  • Leading Hotel in Scotland Abandons Discrimination Against Jews

    The Turnberry Hotel, one of Scotland’s most famous golfing centers when has discriminated against the Glasgow branch of the Maccabi sports organization for many years, will allow the Jewish group to play on the course next year after their policy of anti-Jewish bias was exposed here today. The restricted policy of the famed hotel golf… More ▸

  • Sir Maurice Bloch, Leader of Glasgow Jewish Community, Dead; Was 73

    Sir Maurice Bloch, 73, a leader of the Glasgow Jewish community and a noted philanthropist, died here today. The Glasgow Jewish community decided last November to plant a 10,000-tree forest in Israel in recognition of Sir Maurice’s contributions to Jewish life in Scotland during the past 50 years. He created the Bloch Trust in 1956,… More ▸

  • Church of Scotland Deplores Anti-semitism; Denounces Discrimination

    The Church of Scotland today issued a statement “deploring” anti-Semitism and denouncing all racial and religious discriminations. The statement was part of a report by the Scottish church’s “Church and Nation” committee. The statement, condemning “all incitements to contempt or hatred of persons because of their color, race or creed,” declared: “The Church of Scotland… More ▸

  • Church of Scotland Missionaries See Jews As More Friendly Now

    A Jewish Mission committee report of the Church of Scotland declared today that Christianity was no longer considered by Jews to be the archenemy of the Jewish religion. The report, which will be presented next week before the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh, stated also that the intense antagonism of Jews… More ▸

  • Tel Aviv London, Glasgow Report Anti-semitic ‘incidents’

    A non-Jewish, Swiss cook employed at Lydda Airport, near here, was arrested this week-end, accused of painting a swastika on the apron of a Jewish co-worker. Formally charged by police with “attempting to infuriate the public.” he was released on bail. More ▸

  • Jew Elected Lord Provost of Glasgow; First Jew to Hold Such Post

    For the first time in the history of Scottish municipal politics, a Jew was elected to a three-year term as Lord Provost of the City of Glasgow. Myer Halpern, a member of the City Council, won that honor. He is a patron of Hazanim, the Labor Zionist Youth movement, and a member of B’nai B’rith. More ▸

  • Zvi Golombok, Editor of Jewish Newspaper in Scotland, Dies

    Zvi Golombok, founder and editor of the Glasgow Jewish Echo and pioneer Zionist leader in Glasgow, died here today at the age of 74. Mr. Golombok came to Scotland from Lithuania 50 years ago and was associated with the Zionist movement from its earliest days, helping to found the Zionist organization in Glasgow. Before World… More ▸

  • General Assembly of Church of Scotland Condemns Anti-semitism

    The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, meeting in Edinburgh yesterday, condemned anti-Semitism and called upon its members “to be on the alert to oppose any appearance of it in this country. “ Rev. Charles A. Smith, who presented the report on which the church warning on anti-Semitism was based, called the conference’s attention… More ▸