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  • Special to the JTA the Jews of Haiti

    According to the cold statistics, there are only 45 Jewish families in Haiti, but the dynamics, the people, the will to survive as a community is an untold but easily discovered story by those who take some time out from enjoying this excellent vocation spot to look beneath the surface. True, there is no synagogue,… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines a Retrospective View of Jewish Emigration from Cuba

    The story in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency Daily News Bulletin of May 10 by David Friedman about the current resettlement of Cuban refugees in which HIAS is playing a key role brings to mind the original exodus from Cuba which took place in the early 1960s at the beginning of the Castro regime. At that… More ▸

  • U.S. Repudiates Havana Declaration Equating Zionism with Racism

    The Carter Administration today “repudiated entirely” the declaration in Havana of the non-aligned nations that equated Zionism with racism. State Department spokesman Hodding Carter voiced the repudiation in response to a reporter’s question that his comment yesterday on the declaration did not explicitly cover that element. His original comment was that the U.S. “profoundly disagrees”… More ▸

  • Herzog Says Yugoslavia, Cuba Will Lead the Anti-israel, Anti-jewish Offensive at the General Assembl

    Chaim Herzog, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, indicated today that Yugoslavia and Cuba are going to lead the anti-Israel, anti-Jewish offensive at the up-coming General Assembly. He made this observation in an address to the B’nai B’rith International Council, which opened here this weekend. In his sharply worded and comprehensive analysis. Herzog also dealt… More ▸

  • Wjc Official Reports No Change in Cuba’s Jewish Community

    Lavy Becker, chairman of the World Jewish Congress’ committee on small communities, reported on his return from a visit to Jewish communities in the Caribbean area that the condition of the Jewish community in Cuba remains unchanged. According to Becker, who is an honorary president of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Cuban Jews maintain five synagogues,… More ▸

  • Jews in Jamaica

    The Jews in Jamaica are integrated into the general life of the country and are making contributions to the welfare of the nation as a whole. This was reported here by Rabbi Bernard Hooker at a meeting of the Guild of Jewish Journalists held at the Jamaican High Commission. Rabbi Hooker, who for the past… More ▸

  • Jews Treated with Consideration by the Government of Cuba

    Alan Rose, executive director of the Canadian Jewish Congress, reported yesterday that on a recent visit to Cuba he found that the Jews are treated with every consideration by the Cuban government and that there had been no change in the status of the 1700 Cuban Jews because of Cuba’s severance of relations with Israel…. More ▸

  • Israel, Haiti Sign Accord

    Israel and Haiti signed agreements of mutual cooperation here today. The signing, by Foreign Minister Yigal Allon and the Foreign Minister of Haiti, Edner Brutus, marked the end of the latter’s official visit to Israel. Brutus, who serves as religious affairs minister in the Haitian government, visited the Yad Vashem Memorial and laid a wreath… More ▸