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  • Jewish Lawyer Appointed Secretary of State for Scotland

    Malcolm Rifkind, a 39-year-old lawyer, has been appointed Secretary of State for Scotland, making him the youngest person in Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s Cabinet and its fifth Jewish-born member. Born and educated in Scotland, he was for the past three years a Minister of State at the Foreign Office in charge of European and East-West… More ▸

  • Church of Scotland Joins Jewish Group in Condemning Anti-semitism

    The Church of Scotland has joined the Jewish Representative Council of Glasgow in a strong condemnation of anti-Semitism and an acknowledgement that the Christian church has been guilty over the centuries of fostering anti-Semitic attitudes. The joint statement issued here also affirmed the place of Zion in Jewish theology as an expression of the fulfilment… More ▸

  • Glasgow University to Have Chairs in Israeli Studies and Hebrew Language

    The University of Glasgow has accepted an offer by the Israel Government to support two new academic posts, one in Israeli studies and the other in the Hebrew language and literature. The posts will be financed by the Israel Government and the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture for a period of three years with an… More ▸

  • 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 ▸