El Salvador

  • El Salvador establishes diplomatic ties with Palestinian Authority

    (JTA) — El Salvador established diplomatic ties with the Palestinian Authority during a visit there by a Palestinian minister who praised Latin America for its “very strong and clear” support. Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad Malki was scheduled Friday to sign the agreement with his Salvadoran counterpart, Hugo Martinez, establishing diplomatic relations between the two… More ▸

  • El Salvador, Palestinian Authority establish diplomatic ties

    (JTA) — El Salvador established diplomatic ties with the Palestinian Authority during a visit there by a Palestinian minister who praised Latin America for its “very strong and clear” support. Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad Malki was scheduled Friday to sign with his Salvadoran counterpart, Hugo Martinez, the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two… More ▸

  • El Salvador Seeks Recognition for Little-known Nazi-era Rescue

    El Salvador is home to only 120 Jews, but this small Central American nation of 7 million has long portrayed itself as a solid friend of Israel and the Jewish people. For years, the Salvadoran government has condemned anti-Zionist resolutions at the United Nations, and until August 2006 it was one of only two countries… More ▸

  • And then There Were None: Embassy of El Salvador Also Moved to Tel Aviv

    El Salvador will move its embassy in Israel to Tel Aviv, a diplomatic setback that leaves Israel’s capital without any embassies. In a written statement late last Friday, El Salvador’s government said the move was aimed at helping the Middle East peace process. The statement went on to offer El Salvadoran "recognition of the right… More ▸

  • El Salvador Candidate Who Vowed to Move Embassy to Tel Aviv Loses

    Worries that El Salvador would immediately move its embassy in Israel to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem appear to be unfounded following the defeat of a former leftist rebel in Sunday’s presidential election. But the embassy may still be moved in the next couple of years. The elections, which pitted two candidates united by a common… More ▸

  • Left and Right Vie in El Salvador, and Both Candidates Are Palestinian

    El Salvador’s tightest presidential campaign since the conclusion of its civil war ends Sunday, with the two leading candidates boasting Palestinian roots and diametrically opposed ideologies. Both Antonio Saca, the candidate from the ruling, right-wing ARENA Party, and Schafik Handal, the opposition candidate who was a guerrilla with the left-wing FMLN group, are descended from… More ▸

  • Candidate for El Salvador’s President Vows to Move Israel Embassy if Elected

    The leader of El Salvador’s most popular political party said this week that he would close his country’s embassy in Jerusalem if elected president next year. In a television interview with a small station in San Salvador, Shafik Handal, leader of the leftist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front legislative bloc and the front-runner for the… More ▸

  • U.S. Jews Show Support for Costa Rica, El Salvador

    Costa Rica and El Salvador may not be feeling lonely these days thanks to heavy tourism, but visits like the one this week from the leadership of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations are still welcome. Of course, unlike other visitors, the six-person delegation had an unusual purpose: to show appreciation for… More ▸