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  • First Jewish Youth Seminary in Central America Opens in Guatemala

    The first Jewish Youth Seminary in Central America was opened here today in the presence of 100 representatives of Central American Jewish communities, and the opening of the institutions was hailed as a “historical” occasion. The Seminary is sponsored by the Jewish Agency and the Central American Jewish Community Federation. Erick Heineman, president of the… More ▸

  • Israel Wins Gold Medal in Guatemala for Its Pavilion at International Far

    Israel won a gold medal and a special citation today for its pavilion at the second international exposition in Guatemala. The medal was handed by President Ydigoras to Joshua Shai, the Israel Ambassador, Some 500,000 persons visited the Israel stand which was also visited by officials of major Guatemalan firms and directors of the Chamber… More ▸

  • Inciting Anti-jewish Slogans Appear on Buildings in Guatemala City

    Anti-Semitic slogans were found scrawled today on various streets, buildings and residential districts in which a leading Jewish businessman, Benjamin Tenenbaum, has major holdings. Some of the slogans were “Death to the Jews, ” “Oust Monopolist Jews, ” and “Campaign for a Free Guatemala. “Swastikas also were found among the inscriptions. A month ago there… More ▸

  • Wave of Anti-jewish Propaganda Spreads in Guatemala; Jews Worried

    After some months of relative absence of overt anti-Semitism, a new wave of anti-Jewish activities has spread in this country, resulting in grave concern among Guatemala’s 1, 500 Jews. Anti-Semitic leaflets are being distributed widely by mail, large quantities of anti-Semitic literature have made their appearance in book shops, and one of the leading newspaper… More ▸

  • Terrorist Bomb Explodes at Home of Jewish Journalist in Guatemala

    A terrorist bomb exploded last night at the home of a Jewish newspaperman, Isidoro Narco on the opening night of the showing here of the film, “Exodus.” Narco said there was no connection between the two events. He blamed the University Students Association which he has been denouncing for their declaration of being on strike… More ▸

  • University in Guatemala Offers Free Course in Hebrew Language

    Some 100 persons, mostly non-Jews, have registered for a free course in Hebrew language offered by the College of Liberal Arts of the University of San Carles. The course, the first of its kind in Central America is being offered in cooperation with the Israel Embassy here. More ▸

  • President of Guatemala Attends Closing Ceremony of ‘israel Week’

    President Miguel Ydigoras Fuentes and Education Minister Anchissi were among the guests at a public function here marking the close of a weeklong series of events in Central America; Israel Week, the first such program of events in Central America, included commercial, photographic and art exhibits, concerts and special radio and television programs. More ▸

  • Israel Week’ Opens in Guatemala; First of Its Kind in Central America

    Guatemalan Cabinet Ministers, senior Government officials, members of the diplomatic corps and leaders of the Jewish community were among the guests at a reception given here today by Israel Ambassador Joshua N. Shai, in connection with Israel Week, a week-long series of events dedicated to Israel. This is the first program of its kind ever… More ▸