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  • Indonesia Balks on Visas to Israeli Sports Team; Deadline Today

    Chances now seem very remote that an Israeli team of sportsmen will participate in the Asian Games which open in Djakarta, Indonesia, on Friday. Although Israel was officially invited, no participants’ cards have yet been sent to the 37 Israeli contestants to serve them in lieu of visas, nor have any replies been received by… More ▸

  • Iraq Asks Indonesia Not to Admit Israel to Asian Olympic Games

    The Embassy of Iraq at Djakarta, Indonesia, has asked the Indonesian Government to prevent Israel from participating in the Asian Olympic Games to be held in Djakarta in 1962, it was learned here today. The Iraqis said Israeli participation would be “an offense to followers of Islam.” More ▸

  • Number of Jews in Indonesia Dwindled from 1,000 to 100; Enjoy Freedom

    The number of Jews in Indonesia which before the Second World War was about 1,000, has dwindled to about 100, The New York Times reported in a dispatch from the Surabaya. Most of the Jewish residents who had come to Indonesia from Iraq and Europe since the turn of the century, emigrated to Israel, the… More ▸

  • India and Indonesia Support Arabs in U.N. Debate on Refugee Issue

    Two members of the Afro-Asian bloc–India and Indonesia–spoke up here today in the protracted debate of the Arab refugee problem, both speakers going right down the Arab line by calling for repatriation of the refugees in Israeli territory and by rejecting completely Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold’s plan for integration of the refugees into the productive… More ▸

  • Only 200 Jews Left in Indonesia; Many Emigrated over Decade

    The World Jewish Congress in New York reported today that in just over a decade the 2,000-member Jewish community of Indonesia has dwindled 10 less thin 200. Migration to a number of countries–Israel, Holland. Australia and other lands–is the gain cause of the decrease. Dr. I. Schwarzbart, director of the WJC’s Organization Department, said the… More ▸

  • Only 100 Jewish Families Remain in Indonesia; No Hostility Toward Jews

    Only 100 Jewish families remain in Indonesia, it was reported here today by a former communal leader in that country who arrived in Australia for permanent settlement. Though the Indonesian authorities have displayed no overt hostility toward the Jews, recent political and economic disruptions have made life more difficult for Indonesian Jews and many have… More ▸

  • Indonesia Will Not Recognize Israel, Envoy Says; Lauds Arab States

    The Government of Indonesia will continue to refuse to recognize the State of Israel as a gesture of gratitude to the Arab states which assisted her in the campaign to win liberation from the Netherlands, Indonesia’s Ambassador to Australia, Dr. J. Helmi, told a press conference here today. Dr. Helmi admitted that Indonesia had no… More ▸

  • Australia Agrees to Accept Stateless Jews Leaving Indonesia

    The Australian Government has agreed to accept stateless Jews now in Indonesia who want to leave that country, Sidney Einfeld, president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, told a meeting of the British section of the World Jewish Congress today. Mr. Einfeld estimated that in all there were no more than 500 to 600… More ▸

  • Australian Jewry Offers Aid to Jews Forced to Flee from Indonesia

    The Australian Jewish community offered today its assistance to any Jews forced out of Indonesia in the current anti-Dutch disorders. The offer was made by Sidney D. Einfeld, president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, to the Dutch community in this city. He pledged that his organization would provide temporary accommodations and other care… More ▸