Chile Says It Won’t Recognize PLO

Chile’s vice president has assured the Latin American Jewish Congress that his government is not going to recognize the Palestine Liberation Organization.

After meeting with the Representative Committee of Chilean Jewish Entities, Enrique Krauss said, “The Jewish community can rest assured that this situation is not going to happen.”

He told the group that “any intent to translate the Mideast conflict to Chile is due to fail.”

The vice president’s encounter with Chile’s Jewish community followed several weeks of rumors and petitions by some legislators that the government give diplomatic status to the PLO.

The Jewish leaders who attended the meeting were also able to voice their concern that no progress had been made in the investigation of the attack on a Jewish cemetery in Temuco, where about 100 tombs were desecrated in April.

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