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  • Dispute over Report from Nicaragua: Members of Fact-finding Mission Claim There is No Officialanti-s

    There is no official anti-Semitism in Nicaragua today but there are strong anti-Israel sentiments because of Israeli policies in Central America which appear to support rightwing dictatorships, according to three members of a recent fact-finding mission to Nicaragua organized by the New Jewish Agenda. The three members, part of a 10-member delegation, who briefed reporters… More ▸

  • Report on Nicaragua Finds Anti-israel Tendency but Not Anti-semitism

    In a report to the World Jewish Congress on his visit to Managua, Nicaragua, a prominent Latin American Jewish intellectual found “definite anti-Israel tendencies” in the country but did not observe “any anti-Semitic activity.” Rabbi Heszel Klepfisz of Panama City, winner of the 1981 prize for Jewish intellectual merit presented by the Latin American branch… More ▸

  • Nicaragua Assures ADL It Will Return Country’s Only Synagogue to Its Congregation

    The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith today said it welcomes the Nicaraguan government’s assurance that the country’s only synagogue will be given back to its congregation. The pledge for the synagogue’s return and other assurances relating to Nicaraguan Jews were made by Antonio Jarquin, the Nicaraguan Ambassador to the United States, at a meeting with… More ▸

  • Reagan Deplores Anti-semitic Acts in Nicaragua

    President Reagan has deplored anti-Semitic acts in Nicaragua, citing the fact that “virtually the entire Jewish community has been frightened into exile” by the Sandinista regime. The President made the comment last week at a White House briefing addressed by Rabbi Morton Rosenthal, director of the Latin American Affairs Department of the Anti-Defamation League of… More ▸

  • ADL Reports That Nicaragua’s Jewish Community Has Been Forced into Exile by Sandinist Government

    The Sandinist government of Nicaragua has forced the country’s entire Jewish community into exile, confiscating Jewish-owned property and taking over the synagogue in Managua, according to the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. Rabbi Morton Rosenthal, director of the ADL’s Latin American Affairs Department, made the disclosure in an article prepared by him for publication in… More ▸

  • Cia Official Discounts Reports That PLO is Aiding Nicaragua Gov’t.

    A high ranking Central Intelligence Agency official indicated today that he discounted reports that the Palestine Liberation Organization has sent advisors to help the Sandinista government in Nicaragua. Adm. Bobby Inman, deputy director of the CIA, said in response to questions at a briefing for reporters at the State Department, that there was a build-up… More ▸

  • Israel Nicaragua Agree to Continue Diplomatic-relations

    Yosef Ciechanover, director general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, disclosed today that the Israeli government and the new government of Nicaragua have already accredited diplomatic representative to each other’s country. He declined to name the new Israeli delegate to Nicaragua. Speaking with Israeli correspondents here at the conclusion of a 10-day visit to Brazil, Venezuela and… More ▸

  • Israel, Nicaragua to Maintain Ties

    Israel and Nicaragua will continue to maintain full diplomatic relations, according to an exchange of messages between the two governments over the weekend. The future of diplomatic relations between Israel and Nicaragua was questioned following reports from Nicaragua that Israel had supplied military weapons to the regime of President Anastasio Somoza Debayle. However, several weeks… More ▸