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September 26, 1969 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-09-26

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Housing Bias in NYC Found by Commission; •Sabbatarian Sues

NEW YORK—For discriminating by any of the tenants in the build- of rent and housing maintenance.
against a Jewish lawyer, a posh ing. But the commission said Mey- Meanwhile, the Human Rights
cooperative apartment house and a ers' name had never been circu- Commission announced Monday
that a Hasidic Jew from Brookly
leading real estate agency were lated among the tenants.
Furthermore, t h e commission had probably been discriminated
fined $1,000 Tuesday by the New
York Commission on Human noted that non-Jewish applicants against by the RCA Global Com-
who were not friends of tenants munications Corp. when it refused
Rights.
to hire him, allegedly because he
A commission spokesman said had been allowed to move in.
This was the first judgment is a Sabbath observer.
that further investigation is plan-
Commission Chairman Simeon
ned into charges of widespread ex- against a co-op since the city's
open housing law was strength- Golar said that probable cause had
clusion of Jews from cooperatives,
ened in 1965, a commission been found in the complaint by
especially in Manhattan.
spokesman said, and the highest Solomon Roth that he would have
The damages were awarded to
William Meyers, who sought in fine ever levied by the commis- been hired as an electronics tech-
nician trainee if he had not insist-
sion.
1967 to sublet an apartment from a
Last May, the American Jewish ed on time off on weekends to ob-
tenant co-operator at 133 E. 80th
serve the Sabbath. If the company
Committee
announced
a
drive
to
St., through the co-op's managing
tackle Alat it called widesread ex- is found guilty of discrimination.
agent and broker.
He was rejected, the cooperative clusion of Jews on the East Side. the commission can order that the
said, because neither he nor his Leading the campaign is Frederic complainant be hired and possibly
references were known personally S. Berman, former commissioner could exact compensation.

8—Friday, September 26, 1969

THE DETROIT JEWISH

Britain Denies Report of Malta Base for Israel

LONDON (JTA) — Reports from the foreign office.

Malta, which is independent wi
Cairo that Israel was to be granted
use of a British military airport in the British Commonwealth, h
on the Mediterranean island of also denied that facilities would
Malta as a training base was dis- made available to Israeli arm
missed as "absolute rubbish" by forces for training purposes.

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