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  • 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 ▸

  • Anti-semites Fail in Large Bribe Offer to Guatemala Publication

    The owner of the Catholic weekly, “Ya,” announced today that a large bribe has been offered the publication if it would publish an “evidently criminal” book which “is nothing but an incitement to kill” Jews. Miss Elly Rodriguez Gonzalez, owner of “Ya,” resentfully rejected the offer, declaring “we cannot be anti-Semitic because we are Catholics,… More ▸

  • Israeli Ship Reaches Guatemala for First Time; Monthly Sailings Planned

    An Israeli freighter, the SS Yehuda, weighed anchor in Port Champerico today, marking the first time that an Israeli vessel has ever visited this country, and inaugurating a monthly service by ships belonging to the Zim Lines. Israel Ambassador Joshua Shai and members of the Embassy staff were on hand to greet the freighter. More ▸

  • Guatemala Sends Delegate to Zionist Congress for First Time in History

    Roberto Stein, president of the Guatemalan Zionist Organization, has been named this country’s delegate to the 25th Zionist Congress to be held in Jerusalem next month. This will be the first time that Guatemala will be represented at a Zionist Congress. Mr. Stein will represent all local Zionist organizations. More ▸