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  • 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 ▸

  • Chilean Jews Arrive in Israel; Some 1000 Have Left Chile Since Recent Elections

    Twenty-six Chilean Jews who left home out of fear of loss of professional employment arrived here today. They said around 1,000 Chilean Jews have left their country since the change of presidents, and that many of them may come to Israel. Among today’s passengers was an Israeli living in Chile the past seven years. Chile’s… More ▸

  • Jewish Leadership of Chile Calls on Soviet Government to End Anti-jewish Campaign

    The leadership council of the Jewish community of Chile, representing numerous institutions and civic organizations, adopted a resolution at its meeting here protesting the anti-Jewish campaign by the Soviet government and declaring its solidarity “with our brothers in the USSR.” The resolution called on the Soviet government to allow those Jews who wish to emigrate… More ▸

  • Santiago Police Probing Bombings of Hungarian Jews’ Club and Synagogue

    Local police were investigating a series of bombings at Jewish premises yesterday which caused an estimated $800 damage. A bomb exploded early in the morning at a club of Hungarian Jews and another bomb destroyed the front door of a synagogue. An unexploded bomb was found later at a Jewish cemetery. More ▸

  • Chile Police Investigating Two Anti-jewish Bombing Attempts in Santiago

    Police are investigating two Molotov cocktail bombings by anti-Semitic terrorists here. One of the explosives was hurled at dawn Sunday at the Jewish Hungarian Club. Fire caused damage before it was extinguished. That night an automobile belonging to a member of the Bene Israel (Indian Jewish) community was bombed, with fire damage estimated at $500…. More ▸