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  • Behind the Headlines the Jews of Mexico

    There are three groups of Jews in Mexico: 43,000 Ashkenazim and Sephardim in separate kehillot, and about 150 native Mexicans, who are not recognized as Jews by the first two. All three groups try to avoid publicity and don’t like to talk to foreign journalists, particularly Jewish reporters from their big neighbor to the North…. More ▸

  • Mexico Says No Kfir Dba

    – Mexico’s Defense Minister, Gen. Felix Lopez, announced here that his country will not buy the Israel-made Kfir jet fighters for its air force, but he praised the Israeli army. Lopez arrived in Israel Jan. 11 at the head of a 16-man military delegation to inspect military installations and, specifically the Kfir, the first combat… More ▸

  • Mexico’s Oil Price Hike Hits Israel

    Israel will pay about 30 percent more for Mexican oil during the first quarter of 1980 than it did last year and can expect to pay still more later as a result of price hikes announced yesterday by the State-owned oil company, Pemex. The price of Mexican crude oil was raised from $24.60 to $30… More ▸

  • Left-wing Parties to Demand Mexico Halt Oil Sales to Israel

    A group of left-wing parties will introduce a bill in the Chamber of Deputies to suspend Mexican oil sales to Israel, the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) has announced. It said it would act in concert with other leftist, progressive and “revolutionary circles” to compel Israel to evacuate “occupied Arab territories” and comply with other United… More ▸

  • Modai Seeks Oil in Mexico

    Energy Minister Yitzhak Modai left Israel today for Mexico for talks aimed at ensuring Israel’s oil supply from that country. Oil contracts are usually signed in September and October. It is understood that Modai was to make preliminary arrangements for an agreement. Israel buys one million tons of oil annually from Mexico. Its annual consumption… More ▸

  • Special to the JTA Dulzin Finds Positive Attitude in Mexico Toward Zionism, Israel

    Leon Dulzin, chairman of the World Zionist Organization and Jewish Agency Executives, declared on his arrival here this afternoon from a four-day visit to Mexico that the attitude toward Israel and Zionism in that country is positive. He based his assessment on an hour-long meeting he had last Friday with Mexico’s President Jose Lopez Portillo…. More ▸