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  • Guatemala’s Defense Minister Says His Country Has ‘broad Military Relations’ with Private Israeli Bu

    Israel is supplying weapons and military aircraft to Guatemala on a business basis without the Israel government’s involvement, Haaretz reported Thursday. The newspaper quoted Guatemala’s Defense Minister, Gen. Hector Alejandro Gramajo Morales, as telling its correspondent at an interview in Guatemala City that his country has “broad military relations” with Israel conducted by private Israeli… More ▸

  • Guatemala Jewish Leader Says Soviet Intervention in Central America Threatens Future of Jews in the

    A prominent Jewish leader from Guatemala City said here today that turmoil in Central America caused by Soviet intervention was threatening the future of Jewish communities in the region. Speaking at a news conference at the American Jewish Committee’s 78th annual meeting, continuing through Sunday at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Moises Sabbaj, the vice-president of FEDECO,… More ▸

  • Anti-semitism in Guatemala

    The appearance of two anti-Semitic articles in the Guatemalan press in the wake of the military coup led by Gen. Ephrain Rios Monti last March 23 has deeply disturbed Guatemala’s small Jewish community, according to reports by the American Jewish Committee’s office here for Mexico and Central America. One article, titled “The Greatest Coalition in… More ▸

  • Report Bombs Set off at Israel, Other Embassies in Guatemala

    There was no immediate confirmation here today of reports that unidentified attackers set off bombs at the Israeli, Argentine and Haitian embassies in Guatemala City last night. The State Department and the Israel Embassy told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that they had no information on the attacks. According to the reports from Guatemala City, guards… More ▸

  • Last Two Embassies, Guatemala and Dominican Republic, Leave Jerusalem

    Jerusalem is now entirely without foreign embassies following the announcement over the weekend that the last two remaining embassies in the city, those of Guatemala and the Dominican Republic, are to move to the Tel Aviv area. In all, following the Jerusalem law, 13 embassies have moved from the capital: 11 Latin Americans, Holland and… More ▸

  • B’nai B’rith ‘adopts’ Small Rural Town in Earthquake-struck Guatemala

    B’nai B’rith has “adopted” a small rural town in central Guatemala as a relief project for that earthquake-devastated country. Chinaluta, about 10miles from this capital city, was selected by Ricardo Holzer of Panama, chairman of the B’nai B’rith International Council, who presented a check for $1000 to relief officials last Thursday, initiating the B’nai B’rith… More ▸

  • $10,000 JDC Gift to Guatemala

    Jack D.Weiler, chairman of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, presented a check Tuesday for $10,000 in behalf of his agency for earthquake relief for the general population of Guatemala to Dariol Soto Montenegro, that country’s Consul General in this city. Weiler also volunteered the services of JDC relief workers to aid the earthquake victims…. More ▸

  • 3000 Pounds of Medical Supplies Flown on Arava Stol to Guatemala

    Three thousand pounds of medical supplies were loaded aboard an Israeli-built Arava Stol aircraft which left today from here for earthquake-stricken Guatemala. The material was marked “From the People of Israel to the People of Guatemala” and “From the People of Israel Aircraft Industries to the People of Guatemala.” In order to speed delivery to… More ▸

  • B’nai B’rith Launches Campaign for Aid to Guatemala Earthquake Victims

    B’nai B’rith is marshalling funds, supplies and medical volunteers for victims of the Guatemala earthquakes. Ricardo Holzer of Panama City, chairman of the B’nai B’rith International Council, said that Guatemala’s small Jewish community has reported no deaths “but widespread loss of material possessions.” Max Trachtenberg, president of the B’nai B’rith lodge in Guatemala City, advised… More ▸