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  • 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 ▸

  • Israel Representative Received by President of Ecuador; Addresses Chamber of Deputies

    Assurances that the Government of Ecuador would consider favorably the new Israel proposals to the United Nations regarding the future status of Jerusalem were given today to Moshe Tov, head of the Israel Foreign Ministry’s Latin American division, who is on a visit here. Mr. Tov received these assurances after meeting with President Galo Plaza… More ▸

  • Damages Exceeding $300,000 Suffered by Jews in Ecuador As Result of Earthquakes

    A survey by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency bureau here established today that Jews in this country suffered damages exceeding $300,000 as a result of the earthquakes which brought death and destruction to many parts of Ecuador. The two hardest hit Jewish communities were those in the towns of Ambato and Banos. Jews in Ambato, who… More ▸

  • 100 Jewish Families Left Homeless and Destitute by Ecuador Earthquakes

    About 100 Jewish families were left homeless and destitute in Ecuador by the earthquakes that struck the country, according to a cabled report received here today by HIAS from its office in Quito, No Jewish fatalities have been recorded, the cable said. The HIAS office here will undertake to obtain information for American Jews about… More ▸