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  • 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 ▸

  • Mexico’s President Honored by 900 North American Jews

    President Jose Lopez Portillo was honored last Thursday night at a special convocation where he received the honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The degree was conferred by Avraham Harman, president of the university, with the participation of Sam Rothberg, chairman of its Board of Governors, Prof. Shlomo Avineri… More ▸

  • Israel Buying Oil from Mexico to Offset Shortages from Iran

    Officials of the Energy Ministry said today that Israel was in no danger of running out of oil despite the drastic curtailment of production in strife-torn Iran which supplies about 70 percent of the country’s annual needs. They said Israel was maintaining its requirements through purchases of Mexican oil and the production of the off-shore… More ▸

  • El Al May Close Service to Mexico

    El Al may close down its weekly air service to Mexico which it says has lost about $2 million a year since it was inaugurated two years ago. The reasons are insufficient traffic and high costs, according to a report in Yediot Achronot today. But the national air carrier will make no final decision before… More ▸

  • Claims Mexico’s Relations with Israel Have Steadily Improved

    Mexico’s relations with Israel, badly strained two years ago over anti-Zionist resolutions in the United Nations General Assembly, are better than they have been for many years, according to Mexico’s Foreign Minister Santiago Roel. He told the press he was pleased with the growing cooperation between the two countries in the realms of business, science… More ▸

  • Ajcongress to Resume Travel Program to Mexico Next October

    The American Jewish Congress today announced resumption of its members’ travel program to Mexico. Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, president of the AJ Congress, made the announcement following a meeting of the organization’s national executive committee last night. Hertzberg led an AJ Congress mission to Mexico last month and met with President Jose Lopez Portillo, former President… More ▸

  • Leaders of Major U.S. Jewish Groups and Mexico’s Jewish Community at Inauguration of Mexican Preside

    Leaders of six major U.S. Jewish organizations were among the 1300 foreign guests invited by President Jose Lopez Portillo to attend his inauguration last week. The groups represented were the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, American Jewish Congress, American Jewish Committee. National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, B’nai B’rith and the National Council of Jewish… More ▸