Concern over Latin American Jews

Recent political developments in Central America have severely upset local Jewish communities, it was reported here to a meeting of the Israel Directorate of the World Jewish Congress by Rabbi Hershel Klapisch principal of the Albert Einstein School in Panama and head of Panama’s Jewish community.

He pointed to the revolution in Nicaragua, violence in El Salvador between the left-wing and government forces, Cuba’s increasing influence in Central America and improved relations between Central American countries and Third World countries as the main factors in the deteriorating situation for Central American Jews.

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