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  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸