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  • Jews of Yugoslavia Exhibiting Increased Interest in Judaism

    The recent upsurge of nationalism in some parts of Yugoslavia has been paralleled by a new interest in Judaism among young Yugoslav Jews. “We now have more interest by young people for a religious life,” Dr. Ivan Brandeis told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in an interview at Jewish Community Federation headquarters here. Two young men… More ▸

  • Dinitz and Wjc Delegation Hold Historic Meetings in Yugoslavia JTA Staff Report

    Simcha Dinitz returned here Tuesday night from a visit to Yugoslavia, the first by an Israeli official since Belgrade severed relations with the Jewish state following the Six-Day War of 1967. Dinitz, who is chairman of the World Zionist Organization-Jewish Agency Executive, held an unprecedented meeting with the Yugoslav foreign minister. He was accompanied by… More ▸

  • Jewish Agency Sending a Hebrew Teacher to Yugoslavia

    The Jewish Agency will send a Hebrew teacher to Zagreb, Yugoslavia, the organization’s first official emissary to Yugoslavia ever, it was learned here Monday. The Agency’s Department for Education in the diaspora will send the teacher to the city in which about 2,000 of Yugoslavia’s 5,000 Jews live. The Diaspora Education Department will conduct its… More ▸

  • Yugoslavia, Hungary Closer to Renewed Ties with Israel, Wjc Leader Reports

    Yugoslavia and Hungary have moved closer to renewing diplomatic ties with Israel, according to World Jewish Congress president Edgar Bronfman, who recently returned from meeting with the two East European nations’ leaders. During meetings with Bronfman July 14-15, Yugoslav President Lazar Mojsov and Foreign Minister Raif Dizdarevic said the country is considering renewing ties with… More ▸

  • Knesset Unit Plans to Ask Greece and Yugoslavia for Material Relating to Waldheim’swar-time Activiti

    The Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Security Committee plans to ask the parliaments of Greece and Yugoslavia for any material they may have relating to the war time activities of Austrian Presidential candidate Kurt Waldheim. The committee also has appealed to Waldheim, who served as United Nations Secretary General from 1972-1981, has been accused of participation… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines the Jews of Yugoslavia

    Inhabitants of a land with a unique complex of six republics and two autonomous provinces, the Jews of Yugoslavia lead the good life — a life of relative ease, security and almost total non-discrimination. Together with their co-religionists, Moslem, Catholic and Orthodox, they co-exist in harmony and tranquility in a state where no one faith… More ▸

  • Judge Turns Down Appeal by Artukovic Not to Be Extradited to Yugoslavia

    An appeal by Nazi war criminal Andrija Artukovic against an extradition order has been denied by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Manuel Real. The ruling could allow for Artukovic’s rapid extradition from the U.S. to Yugoslavia. Artukovic, the former minister for the Nazi puppet state of Croatia in Yugoslavia, is responsible for the murder of… More ▸

  • Special to the JTA a Request from the Jewish Community of Zagreb, Yugoslavia

    Leaders of the Jewish community in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, have written to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee with a request that the international relief agency help it to identify people whose family or friends are buried in the Karlovac Jewish Cemetery, it was reported here today. According to the letter, received on August 14, the… More ▸