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  • 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 ▸

  • Cuba’s Break with Israel Seen As Prelude to Moves by Other Countries in Latin America

    An Israeli journalist regarded as an authority on Cuba expressed fear today that Premier Fidel Castro’s diplomatic break with Israel, announced in Algiers Sunday, may be the prelude to similar action by other Latin American states. Simcha Flapan, editor of “New Outlook,” a political magazine, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that Castro’s high standing with… More ▸

  • Cuba’s Diplomatic Break with Israel Causes Surprise, Regret

    Israelis expressed surprise and regret today over the sudden and unexpected rupture of diplomatic relations by Cuba. Premier Fidel Castro announced the break yesterday at the conference of non-aligned nations in Algiers, but there was no official confirmation from Havana until this morning. As of last night neither the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem nor the… More ▸

  • 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 ▸