Zimbabwe

  • Jews in Rhodesia and Zambia Feel Safe; Not Affected by Changes

    There are 6,000 Jews in Rhodesia, and about 800 in Zambia, it was learned here today from a report about the Jews in that part of the world given to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency by Maurice Wagner, who serves as general secretary of the Central African Jewish Board of Deputies. He was attending the current… More ▸

  • Israel Takes Stand at U. N. Against Rhodesia and So. African Policy

    Israel’s unqualified opposition to the apartheid program of the South African Government and to the “illegal regime” in Rhodesia was reaffirmed here today by Joel Barromi, Israel’s delegate to the General Assembly’s Special Political Committee. Speaking in debate on the South African apartheid policy, Mr. Barromi declared that Israel and the Jewish people reacted “instinctively”… More ▸

  • Israel Supports U. N. on Rhodesia; Severs Economic Ties with Colony

    The Israel Government formally denounced today Rhodesia’s declaration of independence as an “illegal, unilateral act violating the elementary rights of the overwhelming majority of the population.” The official Israeli communique said Israel would not recognize the Rhodesian regime, had already acted to interrupt relations, including economic ties, and that it would support United Nations actions… More ▸

  • Jewish Prime Minister of Rhodesia Comments on Mixed Marriages

    Prime Minister Sir Roy Welensky of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland said here today that he knew the difficulties of two religions in one household. Commenting on interracial marriage and the difficulties of racial integration, during an address at the National Press Club here, Mr. Welensky said that he was a Jew, married for… More ▸

  • Boston Jewish Leader Named Adviser to Government of Rhodesia-nyasaland

    Abraham Winer, a prominent industrialist and active leader in the Jewish community, has been named to serve as American specialist in small business practices to the Government of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland and to business organizations and small business proprietors throughout that area, for a period of four months, it was reported here… More ▸

  • Katanga Rabbi Seeks Aid for Congo Jews Who Fled to Rhodesia

    Rabbi Moshe Levi, leader of Elisabethville’s Jewish community in the Congo, arrived in Israel this morning to consult with Jewish Agency officials concerning help for Jewish refugees from the Congo now in Rhodesia. Rabbi Levi expressed hope that the Congo’s Jewish community would continue and that Jews who escaped during the riots would return when… More ▸

  • Jews from Congo Continue to Reach Belgium; Many Flee to No. Rhodesia

    Jewish refugees from strife-torn Congo continued to arrive here today by plane, many of them from Leopoldville and Luluabourg. The refugees from Luluabourg reported that by now all Jews there have left the city. Reports received here from the province of Katanga in Congo indicated that the Jews of Katanga have all moved to Rhodesia…. More ▸

  • Jewish Leader in Southern Rhodesia is Named Member of Cabinet

    Abraham E. Abrahamson, 36-year-old president of the Jewish Board of Deputies of Southern Rhodesia and a member of the local Zionist executive since its inception, was named a member of the Cabinet today. Mr. Abrahamson will serve as Minister of the Treasury, Local Government and Housing. He was born in Bulawayo, S. R. More ▸

  • Intermarriage Among Jews in Rhodesia Viewed As “alarming”

    One of every seven marriages in Rhodesia are marriages between Jews and non-Jews, the Rhodesian Board of Jewish Deputies reported today. A survey by the Board also showed that in Salisbury and Bulawayo, where most Rhodesian Jews live, the rate was one to 11. The board said the smallness of the Jewish population made the… More ▸