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  • Jews Urged Not to Permit Rhetoric of ‘black Demagogues’ Derail Justice

    Jews were advised last night not to withdraw from the pursuit of justice for blacks because of “the rude and murderous rhetoric of black demagogues.” Addressing some 400 delegates to the 58th annual meeting here of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel declared that Jews who themselves have had the experience… More ▸

  • Five Religious Leaders Split 3-2 on Whether ‘superstar’ is Anti-semitic

    Five religious figures representing four branches of the three major faiths split 3 to 2 last night on whether “Jesus Christ Superstar,” the hit “rock opera,” is anti-Semitic or encourages anti-Semitism or is actually disrespectful of the Christian savior. The five speakers debated the subject among themselves and with telephone callers for two hours last… More ▸

  • Jdl, Hra Officials Confer on Problems of Jewish Poverty

    Thirty-five members of the Jewish Defense League, including national chairman Rabbi Meir Kahane, arrived unannounced yesterday afternoon at the offices of the city’s Human Resources Administration to protest city “indifference to Jewish poverty.” HRA officials conferred with a 10-member JDL delegation and agreed to initiate a series of meetings on the problem. The first meeting… More ▸

  • Black Leader Called ‘naive’ for Accepting Soviet Line on Jews

    Dr, Thomas , W. Matthews, leader of a black self-help group who is currently touring the Soviet Union, was described by Jewish spokesmen here today as “naive” and “unfamiliar with the facts of Jewish life” in Russia. Richard Maass, chairman of the American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry offered that explanation of Dr. Matthews’ remark… More ▸

  • American Rabbi Accuses Israeli Leaders of Indifference to Plight of Poor

    An American rabbi has accused “Israeli leaders, rabbis and intellectuals” of “indifference” to the plight of 20 percent of the families in Israel who live below the poverty level, most of them of Oriental origin. Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg of Temple Emanuel in Englewood, N.J., a member of the Jewish Agency Executive, made the accusation in… More ▸

  • Captain of Israel-bound Tanker Gives Eyewitness Account of Attack

    The Greek Captain of the Liberian tanker Coral Sea provided an eyewitness account last night of the bazooka attack on his vessel last Friday as it was passing through the Straits Bab el-Mandab at the southern end of the Red Sea bound for Eilat with a cargo of oil. Captain Markos Muskoss, 40, said he… More ▸

  • Brooklyn College Administration Seeking Ways to Reduce Jewish-black Tensions

    Dr. John W. Kneller, president of Brooklyn College, assured leaders of the American Jewish Congress this week that he would not hesitate to use an injunction against any militant group on the campus that engaged in violence. The American Jewish Congress group met with Dr. Kneller to express concern over the recent open conflict at… More ▸

  • Racist Group Charges Jews with Ritual Murder of Two Akron Girls

    The National Socialist White Peoples’ Party has charged Jews with “ritual murder” in the recent deaths of two little girls in Akron, Ohio, Bernice Green reported in the latest issue of the Cleveland Jewish News. The charge, which Robert Silverman, chairman of the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Community Federation, termed the “most vicious… More ▸

  • Catholic Calls on Christian Leaders to Uproot Anti-semitic Attitudes

    A leading Roman Catholic writer and editor said today “The battle against Christian anti-Semitism, conscious and unconscious, is not yet won” and called upon Christian leaders to take action to uproot the anti-Semitic attitudes that still pervade the world. Mrs. Clair Huchet Bishop of France, spoke at a symposium of 60 Christian and Jewish theologians… More ▸

  • Israeli Black Panthers Turn Meeting into Shambles; Battle Police; Charge Brutality

    Israel’s home grown Black Panthers battled police outside of Jerusalem district police headquarters today after they earlier disrupted an annual folkloric gathering of immigrants from North Africa. Police wielded truncheons as the self-styled Panthers tried to storm the headquarters building. A claim by one Panther, that mounted police had indiscriminately trampled them was refuted by… More ▸