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  • No Change Expected in Status of Cuba’s Jewish Community

    A Jewish leader familiar with Cuba said today that he didn’t expect any change in the status of that country’s small Jewish community to follow Premier Fidel Castro’s surprise announcement yesterday that Cuba was breaking diplomatic relations with Israel. “There is no deducing from this any anti-Jewish feeling” in Cuba, Lavy Becker, honorary consultant to… More ▸

  • Israel Awaiting Confirmation of Reported Diplomatic Break by Cuba

    Official sources declined to comment tonight on a report that Cuba’s Premier Fidel Castro told the non-aligned nations conference in Algiers that his country is breaking diplomatic relations with Israel. The sources pointed out that no official announcement from Cuba’s government had arrived at the Foreign Office. The Foreign Office officials stressed that no official… More ▸

  • Cuba’s Jews Get Passover Goods

    Cuba’s dwindling Jewish community of 600 Jews have received Passover goods for their seder observance this year, according to Rabbi Joseph Karasick, chairman, American Section of the World Jewish Congress. The WJC’s affiliate, the Canadian Jewish Congress, has shipped for the 11th year Passover goods, matzo, matzo meal; wine, oil, meat, tea, and horseradish to… More ▸

  • Wj Congress Leader Says Cuba’s Jews Struggling to Maintain Jewish Life

    Cuba’s dwindling Jewish community is carrying on a valiant struggle to maintain Jewish life without the assistance of any rabbis, cantors or professional teachers. Unless adequate aid can be provided, members of the American Section of the World Jewish Congress were told by Lavy Becker of Montreal, this community “born in 1906, right after the… More ▸

  • In Cuba’s Press the X in Nixon Replaced with Swastika

    In Castro’s Cuba, President Nixon is a Nazi; at least that is how the controlled Cuban press seeks to identify him to the masses, reports CBS Radio Network news correspondent Mike Wallace who just returned from an assignment in Cuba. In all Cuban newspapers, the X in the name Nixon is replaced by a swastika,… More ▸

  • Foreign Ministry Probes Report That El Fatah Members Are Trained in Cuba

    The Foreign Ministry announced today that Gabriel Doron, Israel’s Minister in Havana, has been instructed to look into a report that El Fatah members were being trained by Cuban army officers on Cuban soil. The report appeared yesterday in the newspaper Yediot Achronot. Cuban diplomats here could neither confirm nor deny it and said they… More ▸

  • Envoy Hedges on Report El Fatah Guerrillas Are Being Trained in Cuba

    Cuba’s Minister to Israel could neither confirm nor deny a report in a local newspaper today that El Fatah guerrillas were receiving advanced training in sabotage and commando tactics in his country. The report appeared in Yediot Achronot whose military correspondent attributed his information to “reliable sources in the United States.” According to the account,… More ▸

  • Canadian Jews to Send Passover Supplies to Cuba’s Dwindling Jewish Colony

    The Canadian Jewish Congress reported today it had approved a request from the Hebrew Religious Community of Cuba for the same quantity of kosher Passover foods as was requested last year. The CJC treasurer was authorized to buy the Passover products and to ship them to the Cuban Jewish community. The Cuban Jews reported, in… More ▸

  • Canadian Jewish Congress Arranging to Send Matzoh to Jews in Cuba

    The Canadian Jewish Congress, which usually sends special Passover supplies to the Jews in Cuba, is arranging shipments of that kind again this year, it was announced here today by the CJC. Included in the shipments, the CJC said, will be, in addition to matzoh and matzoh products, wine, canned kosher meat, tea, oil and… More ▸

  • Israel Chess Team Retains Lead at Chess Olympics in Havana

    The Israel chess team retained its lead in Group III of the 17th Chess Olympics in Havana last night after playing to a 1-1/2 – 1-1/2 draw with the United States team in the fourth round of the Olympics preliminaries, it was reported here today from Havana, Israel now has 9-1/2 points to 8-1/2 for… More ▸