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  • Kidnapped Leader of Jews in El Salvador Safe at Home

    The leader of El Salvador’s Jewish community returned safely home this week after being kidnapped last month in the capital city of San Salvador, according to a source familiar with the case. Jean-Claude Kahn, 51, a businessman of French descent, had been abducted Jan. 31 from his Mercedes-Benz by six armed men near a private… More ▸

  • Jewish Leader in El Salvador Abducted from Car in Capital

    The leader of El Salvador’s Jewish community has been kidnapped in the capital city of San Salvador, El Salvadoran police officials said. Jean-Claude Kahn, 51, a businessman of French descent, was abducted Tuesday from his Mercedes-Benz by six armed men near a private university in downtown San Salvador, police said. Kahn owns a textile warehouse… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines Israeli Rescue Team in El Salvador

    A two-member Israeli rescue team that went to El Salvador to help the victims of the devastating earthquake there October 10 said they “encountered scenes of terrible destruction and human agony. Many efforts were made to save trapped children, men and women under the rubble caused by the earthquake — but many people are still… More ▸

  • El Salvador Jewish Community Escapes Injury in Earthquake

    Members of the small Jewish community of El Salvador escaped injury in last week’s massive earthquake and even managed to hold Yom Kippur services Monday, according to information received by Rabbi Morton Rosenthal, Latin American Affairs director of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. He said, however, that ADL was advised by Jean-Claude Kahn, president… More ▸

  • El Salvador Moves Its Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

    El Salvador became the second country, after Costa Rica, to move its Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry said El Salvador’s move on Friday was timed to coincide with a ceremony in San Salvador at which the new Israeli Ambassador to El Salvador would present his credentials. The spokesman… More ▸

  • El Salvador to Move Its Embassy Back to Jerusalem in October

    Israel will reopen its Embassy in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, in October, it was confirmed here today. This confirmation followed statements from El Salvador that the Israel Embassy will be reopened there and that the El Salvador Embassy in Israel would be moved back from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The Israel Embassy… More ▸

  • El Salvador to Return Its Embassy to Jerusalem

    The Embassy of El Salvador will return shortly to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, Israel was notified yesterday by Salvadoran officials now visiting here. The announcement was made in two separate meetings held by Premier Menachem Begin and Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir with Francisco Jose Guerraro, Minister of Information, and Jose Mauel Pachas Castro, Finance Minister…. More ▸

  • El Salvador’s Jewish Population is Down to Twenty Families

    Continued internal strife and an uncertain political and economic situation has resulted in the exodus of most of the 130 Jewish families of El Salvador, shrinking the Jewish population to 20 families, it was reported by Rabbi Arthur Schneier, president of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation and spiritual leader of the Park East Synagogue, who… More ▸

  • UAHC Raps U.S. Aid to El Salvador

    The Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC), through its Commission on Social Action, has called on the Reagan Administration to end all U.S. military aid to El Salvador and to promote instead a “political solution through international mediation of the conflict.” In a resolution adopted by the commission and released this week, the UAHC deplored… More ▸