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  • Israeli Freighter Rescues 21 Seamen from Portuguese Tanker

    An Israeli freighter rescued 21 seamen from a foundering Portuguese tanker in stormy seas west of Gibraltar last night. Capt. Ogen Dadiani, master of the containership Livorno which is operated by the Zim Lines, reported the rescue by wireless to the company’s head office in Haifa. The Livorno, bound from New York to Haifa, was… More ▸

  • Rabbi Eliezer Portugal Dead at 86

    Rabbi Eliezer Portugal, the rebbe of the Skullener Hasidim, who was repeatedly imprisoned in his native Rumania for helping hundreds of Jews to emigrate to Israel, died in Brooklyn yesterday at the age of 86. His body was temporarily buried in Brooklyn pending transfer to Israel for permanent interment. Thousands of Hasidic Jews filled the… More ▸

  • Portugal to Grant PLO Facilities

    The Portuguese government is ready to grant the Palestine Liberation Organization “all facilities” to establish a delegation in Lisbon, according to a Portuguese Foreign Ministry spokesman quoted by Lisbon Radio’s overseas service. He said the PLO could on the Portuguese government’s support and that Portugal’s official position was favorable to it, adding: “The Portuguese government… More ▸

  • Portugal to Allow the U.S. to Retain Its Air Base at Azores

    The government of Portugal, which recently established diplomatic relations with Israel, has given the United States assurances that it will allow the U.S. Air Force to remain at its base in the Azores and use it to resupply its allies. This information was received today from State Department sources after Vice-President Walter Mondale met with… More ▸

  • Israel, Portugal Establish Ties

    Israel and Portugal announced officially tonight the formation of full diplomatic ties between them. The Israel Consulate General in Lisbon will become an Embassy immediately, with Consul General Ephraim Eldar becoming Ambassador. Portugal is expected, according to sources here, to open an Embassy in Tel Aviv in November. The joint communique spoke of the two… More ▸

  • Israel to Name Envoy to Portugal

    Ephraim Eldar, Israel’s Consul in Lisbon, will be named the first Ambassador to Portugal, sources here said today, following the joint announcement yesterday in Amsterdam regarding diplomatic relations between the two countries. The Israeli Consulate has been functioning quietly in Lisbon since the Salazar regime but there were never full-scale diplomatic ties between Portugal and… More ▸

  • Israel Portugal to Cooperate on Agricultural Training System

    Israel and Portugal have agreed to cooperate in the establishment of an agricultural training system in the latter country to promote the modernization of its agriculture. The agreement was reached during the visit here last week of the Portuguese Minister of Agriculture. Antonio Lopes Cardoso, who was the guest of Israeli Agriculture Minister Aharon Uzan…. More ▸