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  • Eisenhower Appoints Maurice M. Bernbaum As U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador

    President Eisenhower today appointed Maurice M. Bernbaum as Ambassador to Ecuador. Mr. Bernbaum, a 50-year-old career diplomat, served since last year as counselor and deputy chief of mission at the American embassy in Argentina. He Joined the foreign service in 1936, after being a social worker as a young man. He has been assigned to… More ▸

  • Republic of Ecuador Establishes Diplomatic Relations with Israel

    The Republic of Ecuador formally entered into diplomatic relations with Israel today when Tuvia Arazi, Israel’s first representative to Ecuador presented his credentials as Plenipotentiary Minister to Camilo Ponce Enriquez, President of Ecuador, in the presence of Carlos Tobar Zaldumbide, Foreign Minister, and other Cabinet members. Hatikvah, Israel’s national anthem, was heard for the first… More ▸

  • President of Ecuador Attends Performance by Chalutzim in Quito

    The Ecuador-Israel Institute of Cultural Relations organized a gala performance in honor of Ecuador’s President, Jose Maria Velasco Ibarra, with the participation of a group of Argentinian chalutzim who are now touring Latin America on their way to Israel. The performance, at which the chalutzim presented Israeli dances and songs, was attended by the President,… More ▸

  • Dr. Max Weiser Appointed Honorary Consul of Israel in Ecuador

    The appointment of Dr. Max Weiser as Honorary Consul of Israel in Ecuador, was announced here today. Dr. Weiser, who was born in Stanislaw, Poland, in 1912, is an industrialist, a specialist on cooperatives and a community leader. He has represented the Government of Ecuador at an International Conference on Cooperatives and has traveled throughout… More ▸

  • Jews in Ecuador Thank Delegate to U.N. for His Intervention

    A delegation of Ecuadorean Jews visited Dr. Jose Vicente Trujillo, Ecuador’s delegate to the United Nations, today to thank him for his recent intervention with the Egyptian UN delegate in behalf of the 12 Egyptian Jews tried in Cairo on charges of “espionage” for Israel. Dr. Trujillo, who undertook the approach on behalf of all… More ▸

  • President-elect of Costa Rica Receives Jewish Delegation in Quito

    Jose Figaros, President-elect of Costa Rica, presently in Quito on an official visit, received today a delegation of representatives of the local Jewish community who expressed the thanks of the Jewish community for his interest in the State of Israel. The President reported his impressions of his visit to Israel in 1951. More ▸

  • President of Ecuador Attends Memorial for Weizmann

    President Jose Maria Velasco Ibarra of Ecuador and members of the Government and diplomatic corps attended a Weizmann memorial in the Jewish cemetery near Quito. Eulogies were delivered by Dr. Pio Jaramillo Alvarado, president of the Ecuadorian Pro-Palestine Committee and community leader Dr. Max Weiser. More ▸

  • Ecuador Orders Check of Occupations of Aliens; Jews Affected

    A new decree by the Ecuadorean Government requires all foreigners resident in the country to report to the authorities within 90 days to prove that they are following the occupation for the practice of which they were admitted to the country. After his examination, each foreigner will receive a certificate stating the occupation he is… More ▸

  • Archbishop of Quito Presented with J.N.F. Certificate; Inscribed in Golden Book

    A certificate of inscription in the Jewish National Fund’s Golden Book in Jerusalem was presented to Jose Maria de la Torre, Archbishop of Quito, by Dr. Menashe Dolan, special Israel delegate. In accepting the certificate, the Archbishop, who visited Israel last summer, expressed ##for the achievements of the Israel Government. More ▸