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  • 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 ▸

  • Portuguese Official in Israel Says His Visit is Part of Normalizing Relations Between Israel, Portug

    Portugal’s Minister of Agriculture Antonio Lopez Cardoso arrived here yesterday on a visit to Israel as the guest of Agriculture Minister Aharon Uzan. Cardoso described his visit as part of “the process of normalization in relations between the two countries.” He said his talks here would not be confined exclusively to agricultural subjects because “as… More ▸

  • Allon to Confer with Portugal’s Fm

    Foreign Minister Yigal Allon will confer with Portugal’s Foreign Minister at the United Nations this month to pursue the question of normalizing relations between the two countries. Both officials will be in New York for the opening of the General Assembly. Until the question of establishing diplomatic ties becomes clearer, the two countries will carry… More ▸

  • Portuguese Premier Thanks Rabin

    Premier Mario Soares of Portugal yesterday expressed hope for lasting and friendly relations between his country and Israel. In a cable to Premier Yitzhak Rabin. Soares said: “I thank you for your message of congratulations on my assuming the office of Prime Minister of Portugal. I look forward to the continuation of the friendly ties… More ▸

  • Portugal Hints It May Establish Diplomatic Relations with Israel

    The establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and Portugal may be expected soon as a result of contacts during the last two months between representatives of both countries. A hint of this possibility was made yesterday by Premier Mario Soares of Portugal in a speech to the Parliament in Lisbon. He said his government would… More ▸

  • Portugal Offered Citizenship to Save Dutch Jews from Nazis

    The war-time Portuguese government of the late President Antonio Salazar was prepared to grant Portuguese nationality to Dutch Sephardi Jews to save them from Nazi occupation, Amsterdam Sephardi circles have disclosed here. They said the Portuguese offer was contingent on the Jews’ ability to reach Portuguese territory. The Germans refused to let them leave Holland… More ▸