MONTEVIDEO (Jan. 2)
There is not and will not be any kind of anti-Semitism in Uruguay, Dr. Alejandro Rovira, Uruguay’s Foreign Minister, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in a special interview. Rovira, a former Uruguayan ambassador to Israel, made the statement to the JTA correspondent from Mexico, Chaim Lazdeiski, currently visiting Jewish communities in Latin America. The diplomat said that the “liberal and democratic tradition” of the people of Uruguay rejects any forms of race hatred and anti-Semitism. He also emphasized that his government supports current efforts for a settlement between Israel and its Arab neighbors.