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  • El Salvador, Palestinian Authority establish diplomatic ties

    (JTA) — El Salvador established diplomatic ties with the Palestinian Authority during a visit there by a Palestinian minister who praised Latin America for its “very strong and clear” support. Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad Malki was scheduled Friday to sign with his Salvadoran counterpart, Hugo Martinez, the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two… More ▸

  • Hurricane Mitch Levels Synagogue in Honduras

    Members of the tiny Jewish community of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, were proud when earlier this year they were able to make the final payments on the small house that serves as their synagogue. The members of Communidar Evreya B’Tegucigalpa also purchased prayer books and an air-conditioning unit and installed a bimah, or dais. “We were very… More ▸

  • Shamir: Israel Willing to Sell Arms to Honduras, but Will Not Aid Contras

    Israeli Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir said in Honduras Monday that Israel will be forthcoming to a request by Honduras for Israeli arms. But Shamir, according to an Israeli spokesperson in New York, stressed that Israel’s willingness to sell arms to Honduras has nothing to do with the situation in Nicaragua. “Israel will not extend any… More ▸

  • Sharon to Visit the U.s., Honduras

    Defense Minister Ariel Sharon left last night for a brief visit to the U.S. and Honduras. In the U.S., Sharon will be addressing Israel Bond audiences and aides said no arrangements had been made for him to meet with Reagan Administration officials. His three-day visit to Honduras is as guest of that country’s Defense Minister… More ▸

  • Latin American Jewish Communities Urged to Aid People of Honduras

    The Latin American Jewish Congress issued an urgent appeal yesterday to the leaders of all Jewish representative bodies and communities in Latin America to help the people of Honduras in the wake of Hurricane Fifi which claimed the lives of some 7500 people and made 50,000 residents homeless. The LAJC urged the Jewish leaders to… More ▸