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  • Cuban Jewish Leader Describes Precarious Situation of Cuba’s Jews

    Jews in Cuba face no discrimination, but the lack of teachers and rabbis for the tiny community points to a precarious future, a leader of Cuban Jews told American Jewish leaders here. Moisis Asis, of the Comision Coordinadora de las Sociedades Religiosas Hebreas de Cuba (Coordinating Commission of the Jewish Community of Cuba), told representatives… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines Cuba Liberalizing Its Religious Liberty Policy Toward Cuban Jews

    The Cuban government, reversing a long-standing policy, has agreed to liberalize its religious liberty policy toward the small Cuban Jewish community, including permission for a rabbi to visit and conduct religious services on major Jewish holy days, the American Jewish Committee reported today. The announcement of improved religious conditions for Cuban Jewry was made by… More ▸

  • Cjc to Ship Religious Supplies to Cuba’s Jewish Community

    The Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC) will send $30,000 worth of religious articles and supplies to the Jewish community of Cuba, the World Jewish Congress has announced here. Ever since the U.S. severed relations with Cuba in 1960, the CJC has looked after the needs of Cuban Jews. Even prior to the rupture of relations between… More ▸

  • Cuba Calls Emergency Session Aimed at Israel’s Lebanon Operation

    Cuba, chairman of the group of nonaligned nations, requested here today the convening of a special emergency session of the UN General Assembly to discuss the situation in Lebanon, diplomats said here. According to the diplomats, the emergency session will open tomorrow afternoon and will last at least three days. The emergency session is a… More ▸

  • Cuba, PLO in Joint Venture on Film Dealing with Palestinians

    A film dealing with the Palestinian people has been co-produce by the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television and the Palestine Liberation Organization, it was announced in Granma, the official organ of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba. The paper published in English in Havana, said the film, “El camino de la… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines a Retrospective View of Jewish Emigration from Cuba

    The story in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency Daily News Bulletin of May 10 by David Friedman about the current resettlement of Cuban refugees in which HIAS is playing a key role brings to mind the original exodus from Cuba which took place in the early 1960s at the beginning of the Castro regime. At that… More ▸

  • U.S. Repudiates Havana Declaration Equating Zionism with Racism

    The Carter Administration today “repudiated entirely” the declaration in Havana of the non-aligned nations that equated Zionism with racism. State Department spokesman Hodding Carter voiced the repudiation in response to a reporter’s question that his comment yesterday on the declaration did not explicitly cover that element. His original comment was that the U.S. “profoundly disagrees”… More ▸

  • Herzog Says Yugoslavia, Cuba Will Lead the Anti-israel, Anti-jewish Offensive at the General Assembl

    Chaim Herzog, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, indicated today that Yugoslavia and Cuba are going to lead the anti-Israel, anti-Jewish offensive at the up-coming General Assembly. He made this observation in an address to the B’nai B’rith International Council, which opened here this weekend. In his sharply worded and comprehensive analysis. Herzog also dealt… More ▸

  • Wjc Official Reports No Change in Cuba’s Jewish Community

    Lavy Becker, chairman of the World Jewish Congress’ committee on small communities, reported on his return from a visit to Jewish communities in the Caribbean area that the condition of the Jewish community in Cuba remains unchanged. According to Becker, who is an honorary president of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Cuban Jews maintain five synagogues,… More ▸

  • Jews Treated with Consideration by the Government of Cuba

    Alan Rose, executive director of the Canadian Jewish Congress, reported yesterday that on a recent visit to Cuba he found that the Jews are treated with every consideration by the Cuban government and that there had been no change in the status of the 1700 Cuban Jews because of Cuba’s severance of relations with Israel…. More ▸