Cuba

  • Gen. Shealtiel, Israel Minister, Presents His Credentials in Cuba

    Gen. David Shealtiel, Israel Minister to Cuba, presented his credentials today to the President of Cuba. He was received at the Presidential palace with a parade, with a military orchestra playing the national hymns of Cuba and Israel. In the evening he was honored at a gathering arranged by leaders of the local Jewish community…. More ▸

  • Israel Minister Arrives in Cuba to Preset His Credentials

    Hundreds of leading Jews turned out at the airport here joining representatives of the Cuban Government in greeting Dr. Joseph Kessary, Israel Minister, upon his arrival here. Dr. Kessary, who is also Israel’s diplomatic representative in Mexico, came here to present has credentials Minister to Cuba. More ▸

  • U.S. Ambassador to Cuba Says He Made No Anti-jewish Remarks

    Ambassador Arthur Gardner, U.S. envoy to Cuba, denied today having made anti-Semitic remarks attributed to him by a New York daily newspaper columnist. Writing to Henry Edward Schultz, national chairman of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, Mr. Gardner declared that “a perfectly innocent reference to the Jewish people (was) made by me over two… More ▸

  • State Dept. Denies U.S. Envoy to Cuba Made Anti-jewish Statement

    The State Department denied today that Ambassador Arthur Gardner, U.S. envoy to Cuba, had voiced an anti-Semitic statement at a public luncheon in Havana. At the same time, John O’Donnell, Washington columnist for the New York Daily News, who made the accusation, stuck by his guns. Mr. O’Donnell reported in his Daily News column of… More ▸

  • Capt. Steinberg, Veteran of Spanish Cuban War, Dies in Cuba

    Captain Joseph Steinberg, veteran of the Spanish-Cuban war, died here this week at the age of 80. He was buried in the Jewish cemetery with military honors. Born in Rumania, he came to the United States as a child with his parents who settled in Tampa, Florida. He financed the Cubans in Tampa in their… More ▸

  • President Batista of Cuba Receives Henry Morgenthau

    Henry Morgenthau Jr., noted American Jewish leader, was received today by President Batista, and discussed various matters with him. No statement was issued on their talk. Mr. Morgenthau is spending his vacation at Varadero, a Cuban resort. More ▸

  • Havana Jews to Plant Forest in Israel in Memory of Cuban Hero

    The Jewish community here has decided to plant a forest in Israel to be named after Jose Marti, who liberated Cuba from the Spaniards. The centenary of Marti’s birth is now being celebrated in Cuba and throughout Latin America. The forest will be planted by the Jewish National Fund in cooperation with Jewish organizations here…. More ▸