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  • 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 ▸

  • Jews in Ecuador Fly Children to Jewish School 300 Miles a Way

    The 1,200 -member Jewish community of Ecuador has devised plans to fly children from one town that has no Jewish educational facilities to another which does, for three months of intensive Jewish education, a leader of the community revealed here today. Herbert Gedalius, president of the Association de Beneficia Israelite, said Ecuador Jews live in… More ▸

  • 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 ▸