August 11, 1995 |
Marcia Liebert Cayne, president of the national 60,000-member Assn. of Reform Zionists of America, who urged Israelis "to reclaim the beauty of Judaism as a living, rather than a rigid or restrictive, form of religion," has died. She was 57. Mrs. Cayne died of cancer Saturday at Tarzana Medical Hospital, said Debby Edelsohn, the organization's regional director.
November 12, 1985
The United Nations was asked to repeal a 10-year-old resolution that brands Zionism as a form of racism. The petition was signed by 800 world leaders, Nobel laureates and scientists, and President Reagan called the measure a "blot" on the U.N. record. The petition was presented by Israeli Ambassador Benjamin Netanyahu and the secretary general of the World Zionist Organization, Uzi Narkiss. M.T.
December 2, 1986 |
The world's Jewish population outside Israel is steadily declining and will fall from the current 9.5 million people to about 6 million in less than 40 years, the World Zionist Organization said Monday. In a report on Jewish demography, the organization said low birthrates, intermarriage and assimilation were the main factors responsible for the trend. However, the Jewish population of Israel--3.5 million--is rising because it is largely unaffected by intermarriage.
May 8, 1985 |
The government Tuesday offered a $1 million reward for the capture of Dr. Josef Mengele, the notorious "Angel of Death" who performed experiments on inmates at the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. The reward brings to at least $2.3 million the amount offered for the capture of Mengele, who has been reported hiding in Paraguay and would be 73 if still alive. The Paraguayan government denies he is in the country.