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  • Six Jews Among the Victims in Mexico City’s Earthquake

    Six Jews were killed by the earthquake that devastated the center of Mexico City last Thursday. They were buried yesterday, Rabbi Morton Rosenthal, director of the Latin American Affairs department of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, informed the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today. Between 3,000 and 5,000 people were killed in the earthquake. One of… More ▸

  • B’nai B’rith Allocates Initial $1,000 for Disaster Relief in Mexico

    B’nai B’rith International has allocated an initial $1,000 for disaster relief in Mexico and called on its lodges, units and individual members to make similar contributions. B’nai B’rith International president Gerald Kraft, who announced the plan to aid the victims of last week’s disastrous earthquake, said that funds would be distributed as soon as the… More ▸

  • Ajcommittee Hails Statement by Mexican President Confirming Constructive Role of Mexico’s Jews

    The American Jewish Committee has cabled President Miguel de la Madrid of Mexico its expression of “warm greetings” for his statement last Wednesday confirming “the full and equal citizenship of Mexican Jewry and their constructive role in strengthening Mexico’s economy and society.” The cable, sent by Gordon Zacks, chairman of the AJC’s International Relations Commission,… More ▸

  • Anti-semitic Book Removed from Bookstores in Mexico

    An anti-Semitic book has been removed from bookstores in Mexico as a result of a protest to the publisher by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. According to Abraham Foxman, ADL’s associate national director, the book, “Palestina: Del Judio Errante Al Judio Errado ” (Palestine: From the Wandering Jew to the Wronging Jew), a 94-page… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines the Jews of Mexico

    Mexican Jewry, merely 50,000 strong, is still a cohesive and dynamic force, despite the turmoil caused by the nation’s critical economic and financial problems brought on by the sudden and severe slump in world oil prices. Almost 49,000 Jews reside in Mexico City, with its current population of more than 15 million. The remaining 1,000… More ▸

  • Anti-semitism in Mexico

    Serious problems of anti-Semitism are facing the Jewish community of Guadalajara, Mexico, according to Sergio Nudelstejer, director of the American Jewish Committee’s office for Mexico and Central America, who was in New York this week. In the past few months, he revealed, the Guadalajara Jewish community suffered two attacks. The first was a bomb placed… More ▸