Jewish Bulletin Back Then 100 years ago

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75 years ago

Aug. 19, 1921

During a Greek Orthodox festival in Constantinople (now Istanbul), Turkey, eyewitnesses say Jews rioted after members of the church paraded grotesque statues supposedly representing a local rabbi.

50 years ago

Aug. 16, 1946

In Haifa, three Jews were killed and 10 wounded when British troops fired on hundreds of Jews demonstrating against the deportation of 1,300 immigrants without visas to Cyprus.

25 years ago

Aug. 20, 1971

In Istanbul, a prosecutor proposes the death penalty for 13 individuals accused of the kidnapping and murder of Israeli Consul Ephraim Elrom.

10 years ago

Aug. 22, 1986

Congress adds an amendment to the 1987 Defense Authorization Bill, allowing members of the military to wear religious headgear, including yarmulkes.