LIMA, Peru (Apr. 6)
Dr. Jose Luis Bustamante Y Rivero, who was President of Peru when this country voted in support of the 1947 United Nations General Assembly resolution for partition of Palestine, gave the toast of honor at a dinner celebrating the 30th anniversary of the State of Israel.
“Peace is the highest expression of the civilization of a people and it is also the condition for the survival of man,” he said in his toast. Bustamente expressed the hope that peace would come to Israel and “that the land continue to be as before, a land of promise.”
Michael Michael, Israel’s Ambassador to Peru, in his response paid homage to “the deep and true friendship between Israel and Peru.” The dinner was attended by many prominent Peruvians in government, the arts, culture, academic world as well as local Jewish leaders and members of the Jewish community.