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  • Jews in Chile Are Neutral on Political Matters in Country

    The executive board of the Representative Committee of Chilean Jews issued a statement today affirming its absolute neutrality on political matters in this country now in the throes of political and economic turmoil. The statement was issued. Committee president Gil Sinay said, in light of anti-Semitic statements contained in letters published in various newspapers criticizing… More ▸

  • Tisha B’av Service in Santiago

    The Jewish community observed Tisha B’av in the Sephardic Temple in a service expressing solidarity with Jews oppressed and humiliated in Arab countries, particularly Syria and Iraq. A large congregation attended the solemn service under the direction of Maurice Pitchon, spiritual leader of the Sephardic community. The audience included Moshe Tov. Israeli Ambassador to Chile,… More ▸

  • Wiesenthal Says Major Nazi War Criminal Living Openly in Chile

    Simon Wiesenthal, the Nazi hunter, claimed today that a major Nazi war criminal is living freely and openly in Chile but cannot be extradited because of that country’s 15 year statute of limitations on extraditable offenses. Wiensethal, who heads the Nazi war crimes center in Vienna, identified the wanted Nazi as Walter Rauff, 66, who…. More ▸

  • Chile, Israel, in Exchange Programs

    Israeli water irrigation experts have been invited to Chile to help this country study ways and means of irrigating arid land and improving present irrigation methods, it was reported by Israeli Ambassador Moshe Tov. The Israeli envoy told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that several months ago President Salvador Allende sent the Chilean Minister of Development… More ▸

  • Greek Authorities Express Regret over Letter Bomb Sent to Chile

    Greek postal authorities have expressed their “deep regret” over the letter bomb which exploded last week in the hands of a Chilean bomb expert. The bomb, which blinded and wounded the official, had been mailed from Athens and addressed to Honorary Israeli Consul in Santiago, Samuel Goren. In an official statement postal authorities said it… More ▸

  • Chile’s Parliament, Press, Pay Tribute to Israel on 24th Anniversary

    While a major international parlay–the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)–was underway here, the Chilean Parliament and press paid warm tribute yesterday to Israel on the 24th anniversary of its independence. The government newspaper “La Nacion” published an editorial praising Israel and carried an eight-page color magazine supplement depicting life in Israel and… More ▸

  • Israeli Envoy Satisfied with Chile’s Attitude Toward Israel

    The Israeli ambassador to Chile, Moshe A. Tov, has completed several days of interviews with government leaders on matters of mutual interest. Tov told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency he was very much satisfied with Chile’s attitude toward Israel. Meanwhile, the Israeli delegation to UNCTAD III, the annual economic meeting of the United Nations Conference on… More ▸

  • Allende Promises to Safeguard Chile Jewish Community, Rabbi Reports

    Rabbi Dr. Abraham M. Hershberg, president of the Union of Rabbis of Latin America, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today that during his recent trip to Chile he had received a promise from President Salvador Allende Gossens “that he will not allow any destruction of the Jewish community.” Noting that 7000 Chilean Jews have left… More ▸

  • Chile, Israel to Cooperate on Project

    Chile and Israel have agreed to cooperate in a comprehensive regional development planning project, it was announced today by Gonzalo Martner Garcia, the Chilean Minister for National Planning following discussions with Israeli officials. Garcia, who is the first minister of the Marxist government of Chilean President Salvador Allende to visit Israel, said the United Nations… More ▸