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  • Israel Envoy Arrives in Peru; Meets with Foreign Minister

    Ambassador Moshe Tov, head of the Israel Foreign Ministry’s Latin American Department, arrived here today on the third leg of his current good will tour of South America. Mr. Tov was received by Aguilar Cornejo, Peruvian Foreign Minister, who assured him of Peru’s good will toward the Jewish State and its desire to further improve… More ▸

  • Diplomatic Relations Between Israel and Peru to Be Established, Israel Official Says

    “Diplomatic and consular relations will be established between Israel and Peru,” Abraham Drapkin, chief of the Latin American division of the Israel Foreign Ministry, declared here following a visit to this country and immediately prior to his departure for Bolivia. The establishment of such relations, he added, was “agreed to in principle in the course… More ▸

  • Jewish Agency Appoints Representatives for Argentina, Peru and Costa Rica

    The appointment of Jewish Agency representatives for Argentina, Peru and Costa Rica was announced here today by Benno Weiser, director of the Latin American Department of the Jewish Agency. The appointments were made by the Jewish Agency executive. Dr. Abraham Mibashan, who has been connected with the Jewish Agency for many years, will act as… More ▸

  • Evidences of Revival of Anti-semitism in Peru Disturbing 3,0o0-member Jewish Community

    Evidences of a revival of anti-Semitism in Peru since the establishment of the military dictatorship of Gen. Manuel Odria are causing much concern to this country’s Jewish community of 3,000 souls. The most disquieting symptom is the publication in the newspaper Adelante (Forward) of openly anti-Jewish articles. Adelante is considered a quasi-official publication and is… More ▸

  • W.j.c. Urges Peru to Allow Import of Passover Matzohs; Asks for Ban on New Magazine

    The World Jewish-Congress has sent an urgent Appeal to Peru to lift its ban on the importation of matzohs to meet the religious requirements of the Jewish community of that country, it was revealed here today. Pear’s import restrictions–imposed to conserve foreign currency–now “bar the custom my shipments of matzohs. Dr. Robert S. Marcus political… More ▸

  • Peru Agrees to Admission of 6,000 Immigrants from Europe; 75 Percent Must Be Catholics

    An agreement between the Peruvian Government and the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees for the admission of approximately 6,000 refugees and DP’s was announced here. At least 75 percent of the prospective immigrants must be Catholics. The selection of immigrants will be made on the basis of conditions set by Peru. Preferred categories include technicians, professional… More ▸