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  • Israel Refused to Sell Arms to Portugal, Defense Official Reports

    Israel rejected an order from Portugal for its famous Uzzi submachine guns and also refused permission to its Belgian patent concessionaire to supply the weapons to Portugal, Deputy Defense Minister Shimon Peres disclosed today in debate in the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament. The defense official made the statement in reply to Mapam and Communist demands for… More ▸

  • Reports on Germany’s Sale of Israeli Arms to Portugal Denied in Knesset

    Press reports–now definitely denied by both the West German and Israeli Governments–that “Uzzi” submachine guns purchased here by the Bonn authorities had been resold to Portugal for use against the independence movements in Angola, Africa, brought a flare-up and sharp anti-government criticisms in the Knesset (Parliament) here today. When all the shouting and recriminations were… More ▸

  • Knesset Debate Requested on Report That Israel Arms Re-sold to Portugal

    Three of Israel’s political parties–Herut, the Liberal Party and Ahdut Avodah–today demanded that the Knesset (Parliament) urgently debate reports that Israel-made “Uzi” submachine guns, originally sold to West Germany, have been re-sold by the Germans to the Portuguese authorities fighting independence forces in Angola Africa The story appeared in the London Observer, and is believed… More ▸

  • Israel to Open Consulate in Portugal, First on Iberian Peninsula

    Israel will soon open a Consulate in Portugal, according to information revealed here today. The Consulate will be Israel’s first diplomatic mission on the Iberian Peninsula. Israel has no diplomatic relations with Spain. Recently, however, a high official of the economic department of Israel’s Foreign Ministry visited Madrid in an effort to establish economic relations… More ▸

  • Leader of Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue in New York Dies

    Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Jules Bueno de Mesquita, leader of Shaareth Israel, the Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue here, who died at the age of 74. Born in England, Mr. de Mesquita came to this country in 1898 and, in a few years, became one of the world’s leaders in the safety razor and blade… More ▸

  • Descendants of Portuguese Jewish Family Revive Claim for Possession of Labrador

    The claim of the Portuguese Jewish family Do La Penha to the possession of Labrador, Canadian poninsula, was revived here today by four descondants of the Do La Ponha family who started a search for documents to prove conclusively” their right to the peninsula, Routers reported. According to records secured by the descendants of the… More ▸