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  • Costa Rica and Israel Sign Cultural Agreement in San Jose

    A cultural treaty providing for a broad program of exchange of professors, students, publications and art, was signed here today between Israel and Costa Rica. President Francisco Orlich was present at formal ceremonies in the Presidential Palace here in which Costa Rican Foreign Minister Daniel Oduber Quiros signed for Costa Rica and Israeli Ambassador Joshua… More ▸

  • President of Costa Rica Makes Surprise Appearance at Zionist Meeting

    Costa Rican President Francisco Orlich lauded Israel today during a surprise appearance at a meeting here of the Central Zionist Organization of this city. President Orlich reported on his impressions of Israel during a visit there last March before he assumed the presidency. A featured speaker at the meeting was Benno Weiser of Jerusalem, director… More ▸

  • President-elect of Costa Rica Arrives in Israel; Met by Golda Meir

    President-elect Francisco Jose Erlich of Costa Rica arrived here last night with Mrs. Erlich and two members of his future Cabinet for a five-day visit as guests of the Israel Government. On hand at Lydda Airport to meet the visiting dignitary and his party were Foreign Minister Golda Meir, senior Government officials and members of… More ▸

  • Israel Envoy to Costa Rica and Nicaragua Presents Credentials

    The Costa Rican-Israel Cultured Institute will shortly sponsor a trip to Israel of a Catholic priest, who will tour the country and learn Hebrew with the view of teaching the language in Costa Rica. This was reported here today by Joshua Shai. Israel’s Ambassador to all the Central American Republics, who returned from a visit… More ▸

  • Israel’s New Ambassador to Costa Rica Presents His Credentials

    Joshua N. Shai, Israel’s new Ambassador to Costa Rica, arrived here to present his official letters of credence to President Mario Echandi Jimenez. The ceremony is scheduled to take place tomorrow morning. During his visit here, Mr. Shai will also confer with the Foreign Minister and other members of the Cabinet. Early next week he… More ▸

  • Abraham Meltzer Named Israel Honorary Consul in Costa Rica

    Abraham Meltzer, representative of the Latin American Department of the Jewish Agency in Costa Rica, has been named Israel honorary consul in that country, it was announced today. Mr. Meltzer, a civil engineer, was born in Warsaw and studied at Stanford University in California. More ▸

  • Jewish Students Welcome Costa Rica’s President-elect

    Costa Rica’s President-elect, Jose Figueres, who is now touring the continent on a good will trip prior to his inauguration on November 7, was welcomed at the Bogota airport by the students of the Hebrew College and .the representative of the Jewish Agency, Dr. Salvador Rozental. “El Tiempo” published an article by Mr. Figueres, “Not… More ▸

  • President-elect of Costa Rica Receives Jewish Delegation in Quito

    Jose Figaros, President-elect of Costa Rica, presently in Quito on an official visit, received today a delegation of representatives of the local Jewish community who expressed the thanks of the Jewish community for his interest in the State of Israel. The President reported his impressions of his visit to Israel in 1951. More ▸

  • Anti-jewish Bombings in Costa Rica Called Work of Small Group

    Anti-Semitic agitation and attempted bombings in Costa Rica during the past six months have been the work of a small underground group which is attempting to poison the minds of the population, Dr. Maurice L. Perlzweig, political consultant to the World Jewish Congress, declared today upon his return from a five-day tour of inspection to… More ▸

  • Anti-semitic Campaign in Costa Rica Alarms Jewish Community

    The Jewish community of Costa Rica is concerned over a virulent anti-Jewish campaign carried on through advertisements in the press, by anti-Jewish slogans and by a few acts of violence, the New York Times reports today in a dispatch from San Jose, Costa Rica. The dispatch says that the campaign has developed since last Rosh… More ▸