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  • Costa Rica’s President to Visit Israel

    President Luis Alberto Monge Alvarez of Costa Rica will visit Israel shortly, it was announced here today. He will arrive after the new Costa Rican Ambassador to Israel presents his credentials. Costa Rica and El Salvador announced recently that they would transfer their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. As a result, Egypt announced last… More ▸

  • El Salvador Moves Its Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

    El Salvador became the second country, after Costa Rica, to move its Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry said El Salvador’s move on Friday was timed to coincide with a ceremony in San Salvador at which the new Israeli Ambassador to El Salvador would present his credentials. The spokesman… More ▸

  • U.S. Representative to the Oas Says Israel and the U.S. Have Mutual Interests in Central America

    Ambassador William Middendorf, the United States representative to the Organization of American States (OAS), maintained here yesterday that the U.S. and Israel have mutual strategic interests in Central America. Addressing a luncheon sponsored by the Center for International Security, a Washington-based non-partisan organization headed by Dr. Joseph Churba, Middendorf said: “Soviet-prompted activities, coupled with the… More ▸

  • Jews of Central America Meet to Assess Their Future in the Region

    Ameeting of representatives of Jewish communities from Central America has concluded that the “Nicaraguan process” poses a potential threat to the well-being of Jewish communities in the region. But the communities are not in any immediate danger the World Jewish Congress reported today. The llth convention of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Central America… More ▸

  • Churba: Israel’s Arms Policy in Central America Helps the U.S.

    Dr. Joseph Churba, the director of the Center for International Security, asserted yesterday that Israel’s involvement in the shipment of weaponry to pro-Western Central American countries is part of an Israeli state policy designed to prevent the United States from becoming bogged down in the defense of the Western Hemisphere. In an overview of the… More ▸

  • Report on Nicaragua Finds Anti-israel Tendency but Not Anti-semitism

    In a report to the World Jewish Congress on his visit to Managua, Nicaragua, a prominent Latin American Jewish intellectual found “definite anti-Israel tendencies” in the country but did not observe “any anti-Semitic activity.” Rabbi Heszel Klepfisz of Panama City, winner of the 1981 prize for Jewish intellectual merit presented by the Latin American branch… More ▸

  • Nicaragua Assures ADL It Will Return Country’s Only Synagogue to Its Congregation

    The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith today said it welcomes the Nicaraguan government’s assurance that the country’s only synagogue will be given back to its congregation. The pledge for the synagogue’s return and other assurances relating to Nicaraguan Jews were made by Antonio Jarquin, the Nicaraguan Ambassador to the United States, at a meeting with… More ▸

  • El Salvador to Move Its Embassy Back to Jerusalem in October

    Israel will reopen its Embassy in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, in October, it was confirmed here today. This confirmation followed statements from El Salvador that the Israel Embassy will be reopened there and that the El Salvador Embassy in Israel would be moved back from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The Israel Embassy… More ▸

  • El Salvador to Return Its Embassy to Jerusalem

    The Embassy of El Salvador will return shortly to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, Israel was notified yesterday by Salvadoran officials now visiting here. The announcement was made in two separate meetings held by Premier Menachem Begin and Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir with Francisco Jose Guerraro, Minister of Information, and Jose Mauel Pachas Castro, Finance Minister…. More ▸