The Bulletin Back Then 100 years ago

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75 years ago

April 22, 1921

In accordance with a special order by the War Minister in Poland, Jewish soldiers in the Polish army are released for the week of Passover.

50 years ago

April 19, 1946

French Zionists plant 6 million olive trees in Palestine in memory of the 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis.

25 years ago

April 23, 1971

Israeli Sgt. Samal Yair Dori, who was imprisoned by Egyptian troops and lost an arm and an eye in an ambush at the Suez Canal, receives a $150 check from an anonymous donor responding to a Jewish Bulletin article about Dori.

10 years ago

April 25, 1986

The Magen David Adom, Israel's Red Cross equivalent, announces that it will run AIDS tests on every unit of donated blood.