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  • 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 ▸

  • Peru Suggests Oil Cooperation

    — The establishment by Israel and Peru of a joint oil producing corporation in Peru was suggested yesterday by Peruvian Vice President Javier Alva Orlandini at a meeting here with Premier Menachem Begin. Begin promised to pass the proposal to Energy Minister Yitzhak Modai. Orlandini also proposed joint projects in the fishing and agricultural fields…. More ▸

  • Relations Between Israel and Peru and Argentina Reach New High

    Relations between Israel and two South American countries reached a new high this week. The government of Argentina will not recognize the Palestine Liberation Organization and Peru has promised to pursue an “independent and balanced policy toward Israel.” These developments were announced by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism on the basis of reports… More ▸

  • Israel’s 30th Celebrated in Peru

    Dr. Jose Luis Bustamante Y Rivero, who was President of Peru when this country voted in support of the 1947 United Nations General Assembly resolution for partition of Palestine, gave the toast of honor at a dinner celebrating the 30th anniversary of the State of Israel. “Peace is the highest expression of the civilization of… More ▸