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  • 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 ▸

  • Chile’s Leading Prelate on Week’s Pilgrimage to Israel

    Raul Cardinal Silva Henriquez of Santiago, Chile’s leading prelate, arrived yesterday for a week’s visit as a guest of the Foreign Ministry. The Cardinal told newsmen that his visit was a pilgrimage devoted to seeing the Christian holy places for the first time. He will visit Jerusalem, Bethlehem and the Galilee and will be received… More ▸

  • Jewish Brothers in Chile Found

    The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith today revealed that Julio and Eduardo Budnik Schwartzman, Chilean Jews who disappeared on July 22 and were believed to have been political prisoners, are “well and completely free.” According to Burton S. Levinson, chairman of ADL’s Latin American affairs committee, the two brothers returned to their homes in Santiago… More ▸

  • Report Chile Withdraws Support for UN Anti-zionist Resolution

    Reports reaching here from Santiago today said that Chile has withdrawn its support from the anti-Zionist resolution it supported in the General Assembly’s Third Committee two weeks ago. According to the reports, President Augusto Pinochet informed Foreign Minister Patricio Carvajal that he did not approve of Chile’s position and gave him “specific instructions to rectify… More ▸

  • Israeli Envoy in Chile Honored

    The government of Chile, headed by General Augusto Pinochet, recently decorated Moshe A. Tov, upon the termination of his four years as Israel’s ambassador to Santiago. The Order of Merit, “Gran Cruz” Class, was awarded to Tov by Chilean Foreign Minister, Vice-Admiral Patricio Carvajal, who said at the decoration ceremony that “Chilean-Israeli relations are inspired… More ▸

  • U.S. JDC Leaders in Chile

    Jack D. Weiler, chairman, and Samuel L. Haber, executive vice-chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee spent four days in Santiago, Chile, their last stop on their inspection tour of JDC facilities in Latin America. Accompanied by Alfredo Berlfein, head of the JDC’s Buenos Aires office, the American Jewish leaders visited schools, Jewish community centers, homes… More ▸

  • Chile Denies Naming Former Ss Officer As Intelligence Chief

    Chile has categorically denied what it terms “reports coming from Europe” that it has named former SS officer Walter Rauff head of the Chilean Intelligence Services, the French Daily, “Le Monde,” reported last week. Col. Pedro Erwing, Secretary-General of the Chilean Military Junta, called the reports of Rauff’s nomination “totally false” and said they were… More ▸