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  • Israel Expresses ‘profound Regret’ over Chile’s Refusal to Expel Rauff

    Israel expressed “prefound regret” today over Chile’s refusal of its request to expel Nazi war criminal Walter Rauff. A Justice Ministry spokesman said Israel would continue its efforts to secure Rauff’s expulsion or extradition in order to bring to justice a man responsible for the murder of at least 250,000 Jews during World War II…. More ▸

  • Israeli Official Visits Chile to Demand the Expulsion of War Criminal

    David Kimche, Director General of the Foreign Ministry, has made a surprise visit to Chile to press the Israeli government’s request to the government of President Augusta Pinochet to expel Walter Rauff, a Nazi war criminal held responsible for the murder of a quarter million Jews during World War II. Rauff found haven in Chile… More ▸

  • Chile Urged to Apprehend Former Nazi Official Sought by Israel

    The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith has called upon President Augusto Pinochet of Chile to immediately take into custody Walter Rauff, a former Nazi official sought by Israel for crimes against humanity, “in order to make certain that he does not evade being brought to judgement once again.” At the same time, the leader of… More ▸

  • Israel, Chile Agree to Expand Trade, Agricultural Cooperation

    The official visit of Chile’s Foreign Minister Miguel Schweitzer Walters ended this week with agreements to expand trade and agricultural cooperation between Israel and that South American country. While in Israel, Walters conferred with acting Foreign Minister Moshe Nissim and Deputy Foreign Minister Yehuda Ben-Meir. Chile, an arid country, is particularly interested in Israel’s experience… More ▸

  • New Ambassador from Chile Presents His Credentials

    The new Ambassador of Chile, Santiago Benadava, formerly a chairman of a Zionist youth organization, presented his credentials yesterday to President Yitzhak Navon, in the wake of his government’s decision to move the embassy to Tel Aviv. “The fact is that I am Ambassador to Israel,” he said. “it is not up to me to… More ▸

  • Denies Mengele is in Chile

    Reports that Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele is hiding out in Chile were denied by Foreign Minister Hernan Cubillos. He told reporters that the government has no information that he is in the country. The question was raised after Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal said in Vienna last Friday that he had reliable information from three independent… More ▸

  • Mengele Now Reported in Chile

    An Auschwitz survivor told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that Dr. Josef Mengele, the notorious death camp doctor, is apparently still living in Paraguay while the government of that country takes no steps to extradite him or even acknowledges his presence But Simon Wiesenthal, the Nazi-hunter who has offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to… More ▸

  • Chile President’s Yom Kippur Message

    Gen. Augusto Pinochet Ugarte, President of Chile, sent “warm greetings” to the Jewish community on the occasion of Yom Kippur. The message, addressed to Gil Sinay, president of the Representative Committee of the Jewish Communities of Chile, said: “Today, on the Day of Forgiveness, the date of such deep meaning for the Jewish world, it… More ▸

  • Convicted Neo-nazi Flees to Chile

    Manfred Kurt Roeder, a fugitive German neo-Nazi, has surfaced in Chile, according to Rabbi Morton M. Rosenthal, director of the Latin American affairs department of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. Roeder, who fled Germany in April after being ordered to begin serving a six-month jail sentence for “defamation of the state and propaganda for… More ▸

  • Yom Kippur in Chile

    The Ministry of Education of the Chilean government and the Rector of the state university in Chile have arranged alternate dates for the examination of university admissions this year in Chile because the scheduled date falls on Yom Kippur. No examinations will be given on that day. Rabbi Seymour Siegel, of the Georgetown University faculty,… More ▸