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  • Jewish Institutions and Businesses Are Target of Recent Violence in Peru

    Several recent acts of terrorist violence in Peru have been directed at Jewish targets there, according to the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith and other sources who are in touch with the Peruvian Jewish community. The violence includes the bombing of a synagogue and Jewish businesses and the kidnapping of a prominent Jewish industrialist. Responsibility… More ▸

  • Jewish Leader in Peru Survives After Terrorists Attack His Car

    The leader of the Jewish community of Lima, Peru, survived an attack on his life on Tuesday, according to several reports. Jacobo (Yaacov) Hasson, secretary of the Association Judia del Peru, was wounded in the hand by machine gun fire, but continued to drive his car down a Lama avenue near his home after unknown… More ▸

  • Peru Will Try Abu Nidal Terrorists, but Only for Alleged Plots There

    Peruvian authorities intend to try three members of the Abu Nidal organization whose alleged plot to attack Israeli and Jewish interests there was uncovered. The men, who were arrested July 30 in the capital of Lima, were found to have compiled extensive information on Israeli and Jewish offices and synagogues, as well as detailed reports… More ▸

  • Peru Holding Abu Nidal Terrorists Possessing Hit List Targeting Jews

    Authorities in Peru are holding three men identified as members of the Abu Nidal terrorist organization, who allegedly planned to attack Jewish and Israeli institutions in that country. Police in Lima said the group’s leader, identified as Hocine Bouzidi, is reported to have planned the November 1985 hijacking of an Egyptair jetliner to Malta. An… More ▸

  • Peru Raps UN Anti-zionism Decree

    The Peruvian Chamber of Deputies has repudiated the 1975 United Nations General Assembly resolution equating Zionism with racism. Its action is considered significant by observers here in view of the government’s left-leaning position which has been marked by pronouncements favoring the Palestine Liberation Organization, the World Jewish Congress reported. The legislature has formally advised UN… More ▸

  • PLO Increasing Its Ties with Peru and Gaining Increasing Stature in Other Latin American Countries

    The Palestine Liberation Organization’s increasing ties with Peru have become a source of controversy within President Alan Garcia’s administration, according to “Latin American Report,” published by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. The ADL also reported that the PLO and its supporters are continuing efforts toward establishing an office in Argentina and gaining increased stature… More ▸

  • Peru Reaffirms Its Policy of Friendship with Israel

    Peru has reaffirmed its policy of friendship with Israel, denying there had been any change in that policy which had been attributed to remarks made by President Alan Garcia in Lima. “President Garcia and his government in no way have changed the traditional policy of good relations and friendship with the State of Israel,” Cesar… More ▸

  • Anti-semitic Incidents in Peru

    Two recent manifestations of anti-Semitism in Peru have disturbed the Jewish community there, according to Rabbi Morton Rosenthal, director of the Latin American Affairs Department of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. One, an anti-Semitic article entitled “The Wandering Jew,” appeared in the government-owned daily La Cronica on Good Friday. Included in its “blatantly anti-Jewish… More ▸

  • Special to the JTA the Jewish Community in Peru

    Political interest in South America is focused at present on Peru. The inauguration of the young President, Alan Garcia, his nationalist and populist argumentation, and his initial challenge to the country’s creditors about foreign debt, have shaken the continent. There is no doubt that Peru swung to the left, and the main opposition party is… More ▸

  • Peru’s Senate Calls for Shcharansky’s Immediate Release

    The Peruvian Senate has unanimously approved a resolution supporting the immediate release from Soviet prison and freedom to emigrate for the Jewish Prisoner of Conscience Anatoly Shcharansky, the World Jewish Congress reported today. Shcharansky is reported to be in poor health resulting from a hunger strike he began on September 27 in Chistipol Prison, a… More ▸