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  • Israel Denies Concealing Deal to Export Eggs to Castro Cuba

    The Prime Minister’s Office confirmed here today that Israel had negotiated an agreement with the Cuban Government, providing for the export of eggs by this country to Cuba. The spokesman denied, however, that the agreement had ever been kept secret, or that anyone had ever complained about it. Foreign press reports, emanating from here last… More ▸

  • Jewish Minister of Commerce in Cuba Removed by Castro from Post

    Maximo Bergman, Minister for Internal Commerce in the Cuban Government under Fidel Castro, has been removed from his post, according to information from Havana reaching here today. Mr. Bergman, a graduate of a Jewish school in Havana, has held the Ministerial post for the last year. The Havana dispatch reported he has been demoted to… More ▸

  • Jews in Mexico Send Matzoh to Jewish Community in Cuba; Castro Approves

    A large consignment of matzoh, wine and other Pass-over products has been shipped to the Jewish community of Cuba by the Nidche Israel Congregation here, it was announced today. The governments of both countries granted the necessary permits for the shipment, which was exempt from all customs duties. More ▸

  • United Hias Director Testifies at Senate Body on Refugees from Cuba

    Some 2,000 Cuban Jewish refugees in the United States have been aided by the United Hias Service during the past year, a Senate subcommittee was told today. James P. Rice, United Hias executive director, in a statement made at a hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on Refugees and Escapees, said that as a result of… More ▸

  • Jewish Community in Cuba Asks Organizational Aid from Canadian Jewry

    The Canadian Jewish Congress has been invited by the Jewish Community of Cuba to send a representative there to discuss community organizational and structural problems, it was announced here by Monroe Abbey, chairman of the Congress executive committee. Mr. Abbey stated that the Congress has responded favorably to the invitation and that Dr. Joseph Kage… More ▸

  • United Hias to Cooperate in Aiding Refugees from Cuba in United States

    The full cooperation of United Hias Service in implementing the program adopted at a three-day national conference in Miami on resettlement of Cuban refugees was pledged today by James P. Rice, Hias executive director, following his return from the conference. The parley in Miami, which was called to discuss plans for emergency aid to Cuban… More ▸

  • Israel’s First Resident Minister to Cuba Presents Credentials

    Jonathan Prato, Israel’s first resident Minister to the Republic of Cuba, today presented his letters of credence to President Oswald Dortigos. After the ceremonies in the President’s office, Mr. Prato laid a wreath at the base of the monument to Cuba’s national hero, Jose Marti. In addition to Government officials who participated in the ritual… More ▸

  • Israel Diplomat Arrives in Cuba for Post in Havana; Served in U.s

    Shamai Cahana, Israel’s new Charge d’Affaires in Cuba, arrived here to take up his post. Mr. Cahana, who was First Secretary at the Israel Embassy in Lima, Peru, succeeds Joel Barromi, who has been named Counsellor at the Israel Embassy in Buenos Aires. Mr. Cahana was welcomed on his arrival by Foreign Ministry officials and… More ▸

  • Jewish Merchants in Cuba Need No Longer Fear Blackmail, Castro Says

    Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba gave specific assurances, in a recent 90-minute interview with a Milwaukee attorney, that discrimination against any religious or minority groups including Cuban Jews, would not be tolerated by his regime, it was reported here today. The assurances were given by the Cuban leader to N. Paley Phillips, former president of… More ▸

  • President of Cuba Greets Jewish Press; Castro Condemns Religious Bias

    Dr. Manuel Urrutia Lleo. President of Cuba, today greeted the Jewish press here througha.personal note to the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency extending “cordial” wishes to the Jewish publications. Dr. Fidel Castro, leader of the revolution in Cuba, told a press conference here that he condemns racial and religious discrimination. “Our revolution would not… More ▸