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  • Jews Protest Opening of PLO Office in Chile

    Jews in Latin America are unhappy with the Chilean government’s decision earlier this month to recognize the Palestine Liberation Organization officially and have asked the World Jewish Congress to deplore the move in meetings with Chilean diplomats. On Jan. 5, the Chilean government approved the opening of a PLO information office in the capital city… More ▸

  • Chile Expanding Ties with JNF

    The chief forester of the Chilean Forestal Corporation was in Israel last week in an effort to upgrade official ties between the afforestation department of Chile and the Jewish National Fund of Israel. An official agreement has existed between the two countries for almost 10 years, but it was more a formality that never translated… More ▸

  • 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… More ▸

  • Graffiti Scrawled on Gravestones in Chile Refer to Spanish Expulsion

    Some 100 gravestones were vandalized Monday in a Jewish cemetery in southern Chile, the World Jewish Congress reported. Among the anti-Semitic graffiti at the cemetery in Temuco, Chile, were slogans referring to the 500th anniversary of the expulsion of Jews from Spain, said Elan Steinberg, executive director of the WJC. One of the slogans said,… More ▸

  • Golda Meir Square Dedicated in Chile

    In a formal ceremony in the city of Vina del Mar, a central plaza was dedicated as Golda Meir Square, the World Jewish Congress reported here. According to the Latin American branch of the WJC, the mayor of the city, Eugenia Garrido, and Israel’s Ambassador David Ephrati unveiled a plaque giving the name of Golda… More ▸

  • B’nai B’rith Denounces Bombing of Home of One of Its Leaders in Chile

    B’nai B’rith International denounced the terrorist bombing of the home of one of its leaders in Santiago, Chile, on May 8. The blast seriously damaged the house of Amiti Pilowski, a former president of the B’nai B’rith Santiago Lodge and a representative to the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. Neither Pilowski nor anyone in his… More ▸

  • 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 ▸