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  • 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 ▸

  • Guatemala University Invites Israeli to Reorganize Its Medical Faculty

    Dr. M. Prywes, associate dean of the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, has been invited by San, Carlos University in Guatemala to aid the reorganization and rebuilding of its medical faculty, the University announced today. During his absence from the University, Dr. Prywes will attend the Second World Conference on Medical Education in Chicago and the… More ▸

  • Golda Meir Leaves Peru for Visit to Guatemala; Signs Commercial Pact

    Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel Foreign Minister, was en route to Guatemala today after a four-day official visit to Peru during which she signed an Israel-Peru commercial agreement. The signing took place in the ancient Torretagle Palace, now the Peruvian Foreign Ministry building. Foreign Minister Paul Porras, signing for Peru, called the Jews “a heroic and… More ▸