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  • Bonn Recalls Envoy to Portugal to Face Charges of Nazi Wartime Actions

    Foreign Minister Willy Brandt has recalled West Germany’s Ambassador to Portugal, Herbert Mueller Roschach as a result of an investigation of his activities in 1941 and 1942 when he served in the Jewish Department of the Nazi Foreign Ministry. The investigation disclosed that Herr Roschach had signed documents relating to the killing of Jews. The… More ▸

  • Haham of Spanish and Portuguese Jews in England Appeals to Moslem Rulers

    Dr. Solomon Gaon, Haham of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews of Great Britain, appealed to the governments of the various Moslem countries to accord their Jewish inhabitants the protection and freedom to which they are entitled both as citizens and human beings. The appeal came in the wake of reports of killings and anti-Jewish persecution… More ▸

  • Israel Says Its Pro-angola Vote Has No Anti-portugal Motivations

    Israel voted yesterday in favor of a resolution sponsored by 45 Afro-Asian countries, which reaffirmed the General Assembly’s insistence on “the inalienable right of the Angelan people to self-determination and independence” and called on Portugal to undertake reforms in Angola to transfer power to the Angolan people. Michael S. Comay, Israel’s permanent representative to the… More ▸

  • 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 ▸