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  • Sharon Says Detained Cargo Aircraft Was Carrying Arms for Ecuador, Not Argentina

    Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon said today that the Ecuadorian cargo aircraft, detained yesterday at Kennedy Airport here after a flight from Tel Aviv, was carrying arms for Ecuador. He said that Israel sold arms to Ecuador with “the approval and moral support” of the United States government. Sharon denied that the arms on the… More ▸

  • Special to the JTA Peru Issues Warning over Israeli Jet Sale to Ecuador

    – The Commander of the Peruvian Air Force, Lt. Gen. Luis Arias Graziani, has warned that if Israel sells Kfir fighter jets to Ecuador, Peru will expand its Air Force to maintain an “equilibrium.” Graziani raised the possibility of an arms race between the two uneasy neighbors following the conclusion of an official eight-day visit… More ▸

  • Ecuador Follows Venezuela, Uruguay to Move Its Embassy from Jerusalem

    Ecuador yesterday become the third South American country to announce it will move its embassy from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv in the wake of the new Israeli law formally declaring-united Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. As did Venezuela and Uruguay in announcing their decisions earlier, Ecuador insisted that its friendship for Israel is unchanged… More ▸

  • U.S. Remains Opposed to Israel’s Sale of Kfir Bombers to Ecuador

    State Department spokesman Hodding Carter said today that the Administration’s negative position on the sale of Israel-made Kfir jet fighter-bombers to Ecuador remains “unchanged.” He said the sale “would run counter to U.S. policy against the transfer of sophisticated weapons to Latin America,” the reason cited when the U.S. vetoed the sale last year. The… More ▸

  • Israelis Angered over U.S. Aircraft Firm’s Move to Sell Jets to Ecuador

    Israelis were angered today by confirmed reports that a major American aircraft manufacturer is trying to sell combat jets to Ecuador after the U.S. government blocked the sale to that country of 24 Israel-made Kfir interceptors. Although talks are still going on with U.S. authorities to get the ban lifted, the Northrop Corp. reportedly began… More ▸

  • Outgoing Israeli Envoy Talks of Relations with Ecuador

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that it was recognizing the credentials of Sinai Rome, newly appointed Israeli Ambassador to Ecuador will full diplomatic powers. He will replace the incumbent Ambassador. Itzhak Shefi, at the end of June. Rome, a career diplomat with the Israeli Foreign Ministry, has previously served in the Israeli Embassies… More ▸

  • Lai at Ecuador Exhibit

    Israel Aircraft Industries’ exhibit at the fourth international fair of Ecuador was officially opened yesterday by Israel’s Ambassador to Ecuador, Yitzhak Sheffi. Israel is one of 15 countries participating in the fair which attracts several hundred thousand visitors. IAI’s display includes presentations of a wide array of aerospace products and services being manufactured in Israel… More ▸

  • Dr. Wexler, International B’nai B’rith President, Honored in Ecuador

    Dr. William A. Wexler, international president of B’nai B’rith, wound up a visit to Ecuador this weekend, when he was the guest of honor at a luncheon tendered to him by Abraham Sarlouis, charge d’affaires of Israel’s Embassy here. Among the guests was Vymberley Coerr, the United States Ambassador to this country. Dr. Wexler, who… More ▸

  • Eliezer Doron Named Israel Envoy to Ecuador; is Also Envoy in Chile

    Eliezer Doron, Israel’s Ambassador to Chile, was named today to serve also as Ambassador to Ecuador. He expects to go next week to the latter country’s capital, Quito, to present his letters of credence to the president of Ecuador. However, he will return here to continue to maintain his headquarters in this city. More ▸