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  • 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 ▸

  • Guatemala Jewish Community Publishes First Paper; to Appear Monthly

    The first Jewish monthly paper ever published by the Jewish community of Guatemala made its debut. The paper called “El Macabao” is printed in Spanish and is designed to stimulate the interest of the 1, 500 Jews in Guatemala in Jewish and Israeli affairs as well as in local community projects and fund-raising drives. More ▸

  • Jews in Guatemala Receive Swastika-marked Threats on Eichmann

    Swastika-marked threats that Jews would be murdered if Adolf Eichmann were to be executed were received by Jews here today. The threats came by mail, addressed to two prominent storekeepers and to the head of one of the prominent Guatemalan Jewish families here. All were in envelopes marked by a swastika. All three threats declared:… More ▸