Looking Back


Lower East Side Anarchist Declares Hunger Strike in Prison

By Eddy Portnoy

Rebecca Edelson, a well-known anarchist on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, has declared a hunger strike in prison, where she is serving a three-month stint after being arrested for refusing to stop giving a speech on a street corner.Read More


Shady Lower East Side Salesman Takes Advantage of Young Women

A report has arrived from Beirut, Syria, that there are four ships wandering around the coastline of Palestine that, combined, contain more than 2,500 Jewish refugees and that are looking for a port to disembark.Read More


Palestine Jews on Lockdown Following Violence

By Eddy Portnoy

As a result of renewed disturbances, the British military powers in Palestine have halted transit for Jews in and out of Jerusalem and are investigating potential terrorist activity in the neighborhoods of Rechavia and Romema, and on Jaffa Road.Read More


Jewish Civil Rights Activists Killed in Mississippi

By Eddy Portnoy

The Mississippi Highway Patrol announced that the charred shell of the station wagon driven by the three young civil rights fighters has no traces of bullet holes or blood. The station wagon was driven by two Jewish students from New York, Mickey Schwerner and Andrew Goodman, along with James Chaney, an African American from Mississippi.Read More


Brooklyn Nags Breathe a Sigh of Relief at 'King of the Horse Poisoners' Capture

By Eddy Portnoy

Hyman Edelstein, the dubbed “King of the Horse Poisoners,” was arraigned in a Brooklyn courtroom for extortion and threats to poison local nags.Read More


Crown Heights Jews Defending Themselves Against Hooligans

By Eddy Portnoy

A Jewish defense organization in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, has announced that it will continue to protect local Jews from the hooligans that are attacking them and, as long as the New York City Police will not protect the residents, the organization will step in and do so with frequent patrols.Read More


Family Escaping Russian Pogrom Incarcerated on Ellis Island

By Eddy Portnoy

More than 100,000 Palestinian Jewish youths from the ages of 18 to 35 have signed a national registry for the defense of the Jewish homeland. A protest against the recently published “white paper,” the registration was held at the same time as a massive march and mass meeting in every Jewish city in Palestine.Read More


Nikita Khrushchev Denounces Israel to Egyptians

By Eddy Portnoy

After the publication of the British government’s “white paper” on Palestine, English soldiers are standing guard, awaiting outbreaks of violence.Read More


American Protection for Mexican Oil Fields

By Eddy Portnoy

Journalistic sources in Berlin are reporting that the Nazis are expected to announce a shocking “friendship pact” with the Soviet Union.Read More


Actor Omar Sharif Won't Compete in World Bridge Olympics with Israelis

By Eddy Portnoy

Reports from Russia reveal that the Jews of Kiev are under renewed attack. An official administrative order announced that 580 Jewish families must leave the city immediately.Read More





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