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  • Harold Ribalow Dead at 63

    A funeral service was held today for Harold Ribalow, noted writer, editor and anthologist of American Jewish fiction, who died of cancer last Friday in his home in New York City. He was 63 years old. Ribalow, who was a former sports columnist for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, was the author of some 15 books… More ▸

  • Mohammed Ali Charges Zionist ‘control’

    Former heavyweight boxing champion Mohammed Ali charged Zionists “control” America and the world, according to an interview reported in a leading publication in India, the text of which the Jewish Telegraphic Agency obtained. Ali had been in India and in Africa as President Carter’s special emissary to obtain support for the Carter Administration’s boycott of… More ▸

  • Athlete of the Decade

    Maariv today named Tal Brodie, the American-born basketball player as the Israeli athlete of the 1970s. Brodie, from Trenton, N.I., immigrated to Israel after participating on the U.S. basketball team in the 1965 Maccabiah Games. He was an all-American at the University of Illinois. Maariv said the athlete of the would for the decade was… More ▸

  • 18 Athletes Inducted in the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

    Eighteen athletes were inducted last night in the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame at an inaugural dinner here. The Hall of Fame, which is under the auspices of the United States Committee Sports for Israel, will be located at Israel’s Wingate Institute. Those inducted are: Red Auerbach, who won nine worldchampionships as coach of the… More ▸

  • American Jewish Groups Condemn Slepak, Nudel Sentences

    American Jewish leaders expressed outrage today over the sentences imposed by two Moscow courts on Vladimir Slepak and Ida Nudel. They were given five and four years, respectively, of “internal exile”–meaning banishment to Siberia–for protesting Soviet violations of their human rights, including the right to emigrate. Both were convicted yesterday on charges of “malicious hooliganism.”… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali may wind up his boxing career in a final match next Feb. 25 with Mike Rossman, the “Jewish Bomber,” according to reports. Ali is reportedly intrigued by a suggestion that the fight be held in Miami Beach, where 14 years ago to the day Ali, then known as Cassius Clay,… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Muhammad Ali may come to Israel for a visit, the world heavyweight boxing champion said in a telephone conversation with a film agent who is distributing the motion picture dealing with Ali’s life. “I Am the Greatest of All.” Ali said he has many friends and followers in Israel and may conic here after visiting… More ▸

  • News Brief

    The United States Maccabi Association announced that the visit to the U.S. of the Maccabi National Boxing Team of Israel has been dedicated to the memory of the “youth of Israel” massacred in the town of Maalot. In making the announcement. Sidney D. Young, president of the USMA, urged the American community to support this… More ▸

  • Ali Belts Zionism

    Muhammad Ali, who says he is retiring from the ring to spread the faith of Islam, is losing no time throwing right hooks at Zionism. He told a press conference in Beirut, at the start of a tour of the Middle East, that “the United States is the stronghold of Zionism and imperialism.” On a… More ▸