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  • 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 ▸

  • Colombian Jews Protest Opening of Arab League Center in Chile

    A petition with some 10,000 names, representing almost the entire Jewish community in Colombia, has been sent to Chile’s Foreign Minister protesting against the opening of an Arab League Office for Latin America in Santiago, Chile’s capital. The petition expressed the “deep unease” of the community that the Arab League’s activities will encourage rightist and… More ▸

  • Allende Hails Chile’s Jewish Community

    Chilean President Dr. Salvador Allende today sent “most cordial best wishes” for the year 5732 to the Jewish community in a letter to the President of the Jewish Representatives Committee of Chile. The message said “I wish to reiterate that my government has a heartfelt sentiment of respect for communities that you represent which have… More ▸

  • Chile State U Signs Agreement with Four Israeli Universities for Technical Cooperation

    Chile State University has signed an agreement with four Israeli universities for “technical cooperation” it was announced here today. The Israeli universities cooperating in this unprecedented program will be the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, the Haifa Technion and the Weizmann Institute. Chile’s government newspaper. “Lanacion” today published an article saluting Israel’s 23rd… More ▸

  • Trial, Sentences Protested by Jewish Communities in Buenos Aires, Santiago

    Argentine Jewry is protesting the Leningrad trial and the death and prison sentences meted out to the 11 defendants. Posters have appeared all over the city urging public opinion to “stay the hand of the executioners.” The Jewish Association of Survivors of Nazi Persecution cabled President Nikolai Podgorny of the Soviet Union today calling on… More ▸