Dominican Republic

  • Behind the Headlines Dominican Republic Offered Jews Safety from Nazi Persecution

    During a radio interview two years ago, Prof. Irving Abella, coauthor with Harold Troper of “None Is Too Many,” the acclaimed historical study of the Canadian government’s anti-Semitic immigration policies before, during and after World War ll. was asked to describe the 1938 Evian refugee conference. Abella indicated that the 32-nation conference, called at the… More ▸

  • Last Two Embassies, Guatemala and Dominican Republic, Leave Jerusalem

    Jerusalem is now entirely without foreign embassies following the announcement over the weekend that the last two remaining embassies in the city, those of Guatemala and the Dominican Republic, are to move to the Tel Aviv area. In all, following the Jerusalem law, 13 embassies have moved from the capital: 11 Latin Americans, Holland and… More ▸

  • Street Named in Honor of Dominican Republic for Support of Israel

    A street named in honor of the Dominican Republic was dedicated here yesterday at ceremonies attended by Mayor Teddy Kollek and Dr. Jaime Manuel Fernandez Gonzalez, Foreign Secretary of the Caribbean nation. Mayor Kollek presented him with a silver Jerusalem Medal and expressed thanks to the Dominican Republic for its diplomatic support of Israel during… More ▸

  • Eban Proceeds on Four-day State Visit to the Dominican Republic

    Israel’s Deputy Prime Minister Abba Eban left here today for the Dominican Republic, where he will pay a four-day state visit. He had been invited by Dominican President Reid Cabral. Mr. Eban’s current visit is a contincation of previous tours to other Latin American countries, including Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela. He is scheduled to come… More ▸

  • Brandeis U. Gets $250, 000 Grant to Send Experts to Dominican Republic

    The Ford Foundation has granted Brandeis University a quarter of a million dollars to send an advisory team of experts to the Dominican Republic to assist the new government of Juan Bosch, the first elected president of that nation since Gen.Rafael Trujillo’s assassination in 1961. Brandeis president Abram L. Sachar, who made the announcement at… More ▸

  • Dominican Republic Willing to Admit 5,000 Jewish Refugees from Egypt

    Willingness to admit “immediately” 5, 000 Jewish refugees from Egypt into the Dominican Republic, and to provide them with fertile land on which to settle, was expressed here today by Generalissimo Hector B. Trujillo Molina, President of the Republic, in the course of an audience which he gave to four Jewish members of the United… More ▸

  • Jews in Dominican Republic Celebrate 15th Anniversary of Settlement

    A citation praising former President Rafael Trujillo for his “great humane act” in helping establish a colony here of Jewish refugees from Nazism was awarded to the former president at a banquet held here last night to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the colony. The award was presented to Senor Trujillo by Maurice B. Hexter,… More ▸

  • Dominican Republic Accepts Jew Stranded on Ship for 13 Months

    Nicholas Levitsky, a stateless Jew, who has been making his “home” aboard the French liner “Bretagne” since August, 1953, because no country would admit him, has finally found a home, thanks to Dr. G. J. Van Heuven Goedhart, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Dr. Van Heuven Goedhart announced this week-end that Levitsky has been… More ▸