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  • 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 ▸

  • Peru’s Jewish Community Dismayed over That Country’s Vote for UN Assembly’s Anti-israel Resolution

    The Jewish community of Peru has expressed its “profound dismay” over that country’s vote in favor of the United Nations General Assembly resolution of February 5 condemning Israel for annexing the Golan Heights and demanding punitive sanctions against Israel and its total isolation from the world community. A statement released here by Leopoldo Kahn, president… More ▸

  • Special to the JTA Peru Issues Warning over Israeli Jet Sale to Ecuador

    – The Commander of the Peruvian Air Force, Lt. Gen. Luis Arias Graziani, has warned that if Israel sells Kfir fighter jets to Ecuador, Peru will expand its Air Force to maintain an “equilibrium.” Graziani raised the possibility of an arms race between the two uneasy neighbors following the conclusion of an official eight-day visit… More ▸