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  • Eisenhower Seeks Egypt’s Promise Not to Attack Israel

    Informed circles here today indicated that President Eisenhower, in his talks with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill at Bermuda, suggested that Egypt must be put under a promise not to attack Israel, as part of the settlement of the British-Egyptian dispute over the Suez Canal. In return, Egypt would receive U.S. munitions and the State… More ▸

  • Jewish Congress Issues Analysis on German Compensation Law

    The first comprehensive analysis of West German Federal legislation providing compensation to victims of Nazi persecution, was issued today by the World Jewish Congress’ Institute of Jewish Affairs. The Federal Supplementary Indemnification Law, also known as the Federal General Claims Law, was enacted as a result of commitments in the so-called “contractual agreement” – the… More ▸

  • Israel Uneasy over Talks on Fate of Suez Canal

    Israel asked the British Government to obtain guarantees that Israel shipping would not be locked out of the Suez Canal and to dismantic and remove the weapons and other equipment at 17 airfields and ten military camps in the Suez area before Britain makes a final agreement with Egypt on the fate of the Suez… More ▸

  • Rumanian Jews in U.S. to Seek Release of Jews Arrested in Rumania

    Resolutions calling for the establishment of an “actions committee” to work for the release of arrested Jewish leaders in Rumania and the establishment of a Rumanian Jewish world organization, were adopted here today at the annual meeting of the United Rumanian Jews of America. The resolutions were adopted after an address by Idov Cohen, member… More ▸

  • British Stand on Status of Jerusalem Outlined in Parliament

    The British Government would like to see the situation with respect to the status of Jerusalem “regularized” but thinks that it is too early to say whether positive action can be expected at the next session of the United Nations General Assembly, A. D. Dodds-Parker, Joint Parliamentary Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs said in Parliament today…. More ▸

  • Two-day Parley on Anti-jewish Bias in Employment Opens Today

    Leaders of American Jewish groups affiliated with the National Community Relations Advisory Council will start a two-day conference tomorrow on discrimination against Jews in employment, it was announced today by Bernard H. Trager, NCRAC chairman. Major questions to be considered at the conference will include: 1. The effect of legislation and government regulation on discrimination… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Vacates His Tel Aviv Home; Leaves for Negev Village

    David Ben Gurion vacated his Tel Aviv apartment today and left for Sdeh Boker, the tiny Negev sheepherders settlement, where he will become an ordinary citizen. His belongings have already been shipped to the prefabricated house on the treeless and grassless plateau which he will henceforth call home. At Beersheba, en route to Sdeh Boker,… More ▸

  • American Jewish Committee Lists Gains in Fight Against Bias

    Continued improvement of civil rights practices throughout the United States during 1953, is reported by the American Jewish Committee in a “progress record” in civil rights, issued today. Crediting the American people themselves for “continuing to take the lead” in the fight for civil rights, the report states: “Ever since the challenging report of the… More ▸

  • Haifa Technion Faces Financial Crisis; May Be Forced to Close

    The Haifa Technical Institute is faced with a financial crisis of such depth that the school may be forced to close its doors, it was learned here today. Unless the Israel Government offers aid, the battle to keep the school open seems lost. The Technion has been unable to raise additional funds. The government has… More ▸

  • St. Petersburg Police to Arrest Persons Posting Anti-jewish Placards

    St. Petersburg police were under orders today to arrest any persons putting up anti-Semitic posters within the city limits in violation of a City Council ordinance. The order was issued after a sudden burst of anti-Semitic activity resulted in five blocks on the North side being heavily plastered with posters linking Communism and Judaism and… More ▸