Youth

  • ADL Changes Top Leadership

    The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith announced today the appointments of Nathan Perlmutter as national director and Abraham H. Foxman as associate national director. Perlmutter will replace Benjamin R. Epstein and Foxman will replace Arnold Forster. Both Epstein and Forster have relinquished their posts after being ADL’s two top executives for the past 30 years…. More ▸

  • Controversy over ‘deicide’ Play

    A four-hour play on the crucifixion, produced by an emigre Polish film director for the educational television arm of the Ontario government, is threatening to upset the equilibrium of the religious and artistic establishment in this province of Canada. The play, which costs half a million dollars (a sore point in these days of promised… More ▸

  • Israel Tv Screens ‘holocaust’

    The Israel Broadcasting Authority has taken extensive measures to ease potential severe psychological distress among viewers, caused by the present showing of the American NBC-TV mini-series “Holocaust” on Israel television. The Authority has four psychologists in the studio to answer telephone calls from viewers distressed by the program. It opened a special telephone exchange for… More ▸

  • Israeli Schools Will Teach Arabic

    The Education Ministry has approved a five-year plan to promote the study of Arabic in Israeli schools aimed at doubling the number of students of that language. The Ministry acted on the recommendations of a special committee headed by Prof. Moshe Piamenta, a veteran teacher of Arabic. The study of Arabic will be made a… More ▸

  • Teacher Finds Way to Explain Holocaust to Young Children

    Irving Frank, a junior high school social studies teacher in the Flushing section of Queens, has found it difficult to teach children about the Holocaust. He said the 13-year-olds he teaches are upset when they are shown the actual photographs of the Nazi atrocities, leave the room if they can or even laugh at the… More ▸

  • Morgenthau Predicts Israel’s Demise

    Prof. Hans Morgenthau, the political scientist, believes that Israel will be forced by U.S. and other international pressure to return to its pre-June, 1967 borders after which it will be only a matter of time before its existence is terminated. Prof. Morgenthau believes the U.S. will exert pressure on Israel to withdraw because of the… More ▸

  • Sesame Street Dead-ended in Israel

    “Sesame Street,” the American educational television series for pre-school-age children, was turned down for Israel TV today by a special committee appointed by Yigal Allon, Deputy Premier and Minister of Education. According to the committee, headed by Prof. Avraham Minkowich of the Hebrew University, the series–which has been widely lauded by educators and parents–is entertaining… More ▸

  • High School Teachers to Meet on New Offer from Allon to End Two-week Strike

    The High School Teachers Union was scheduled to meet today to consider a new offer from Education Minister Yigal Allon to end their two week-old strike that has halted classes for tens of thousands of Israeli pupils. The union leaders met yesterday with Mr. Allon after the Knesset voted 39-17 to call the teachers back… More ▸

  • Eban Says Withdrawal Prior to Negotiations Would Be ‘national Suicide’ for Israel

    Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban said in a filmed interview last night that “Israel would be completely off its head” to agree to withdrawal from the occupied territories prior to negotiations, as demanded by the Arab states. Such a move, he said, would constitute “national suicide” for Israel. He asserted that the Arabs’ unwillingness to… More ▸