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  • Israeli Expert is Helping Chile to Deal with Its Northern Arid Regions

    A Weizmann Institute of Science expert who developed techniques to discover water resources in the Arava desert area in Israel, is presently in Chile applying his methods to tap ground water in that country’s arid northern regions. Prof. Mordechai Magaritz was sent to Chile by the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency. He is working with… More ▸

  • Home of Chile’s Chief Rabbi is Daubed with Swastikas

    The private home of Chile’s Chief Rabbi, Angel Kreiman, was daubed with swastikas in the latest in a growing wave of ant-Semitic acts, the World Jewish Congress reported here. The Comite Representativo de las Entidades Judias de Chile, the central representative body of Chilean Jewry and the WJC affiliate here, has publicly denounced these incidents… More ▸

  • Rash of Anti-semitic Incidents in Santiago in Recent Months

    A ranking member of Chile’s military government has promised the Jewish community that every effort will be made to apprehend the persons responsible for a rash of anti-Semitic incidents in recent months. Gen. Rodolfo Paredes, Director General of Investigations, condemned the incidents and conveyed assurances that a determined effort would be undertaken to find the… More ▸

  • Jews in Chile and Brazil Affected by Adverse Economic Conditions

    Adverse economic conditions in South America are beginning to affect members of the Jewish community there, particularly in Chile and Brazil, according to reports presented to the Board of Directors of the World Council of Synagogues, the international arm of Conservative Judaism. Discussing the situation in Chile, Rabbi Angel Kreiman, the Grand Rabbi of Chile’s… More ▸

  • Rauff Reported Dead in Chile

    Walter Rauff, who is held responsible for the deaths of thousands of people in mobile gas chambers during World War II, died today in Santiago, Chile, at the age of 77, according to Chile’s semi-official news agency Orde. The report could not be immediately confirmed. More ▸

  • Legislator Seeks to Bar U.S. Aid to Chile While a Nazi is Harbored There

    The House Foreign Affairs Committee has unanimously approved an amendment offered by Rep. Gary Ackerman (D. N.Y.) that bars United States foreign aid to Chile until that country deports infamous Nazi Walter Rauff to Israel. “It is imperative that Rauff be expelled,” Ackerman declared, “in order to bring to justice a man responsible for the… More ▸

  • Demonstrators Protest Chile’s Refusal to Extradite Rauff

    Some 50 persons braved heavy rain and snow yesterday to stage a demonstration outside the midtown Manhattan offices of the Chilean airlines to protest the Chilean government’s refusal to extradite Walter Rauff, a Nazi war criminal held responsible for the murder of tens of thousands of Jews during World War II. The demonstration, sponsored by… More ▸

  • Elalaides in Postcard Campaign Which Calls on Chile to Expel Rauff

    El Al Airlines has responded to the Simon Wiesenthal’s grass roots postcard campaign to get a former high Nazi official expelled from Chile by flying 50,000 postcards and leaflets to Israel, it was announced by Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean of the Wiesenthal Center at Yeshiva University. This was confirmed in New York by David Schneider,… More ▸