The Bulletin back then 100 years ago

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75 years ago

Feb. 11, 1921

Jewish war re-cords reveal as many as 225,000 Jews fought in World War I, representing 4 percent of the population of soldiers numbering 4.8 million on Arm-istice Day.

50 years ago

Feb. 8, 1946

The British government plans to admit 1,500 Jews per month for four months into Palestine, a disappointment to the Jewish Agency which applied for the admittance of 100,000.

25 years ago

Feb. 12, 1971

Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir rejects Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's proposal to re-open the Suez Canal.

10 years ago

Feb. 15, 1986

At the time of Anatoly Shcharansky's release, nearly 20 Jewish prisoners of conscience remain in Soviet prisons, according to the National Conference on Soviet Jewry.