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  • Pan-american Jewish Conference Opens in Montevideo; 1,000 Delegates

    The largest Jewish conference in the history of Latin America opened here last night with well over 1,000 delegates gathering to mobilize support for Israel in its current crisis and to express solidarity with the Israeli people. Uruguayan President Dr. Alberto Zuviria and other government officials received a delegation representing Jews of a number of… More ▸

  • Uruguay to Move Its Legation from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

    Uruguay’s diplomatic mission in Israel will be moved to Jerusalem, it was reported here today. Decision to move the Legation was communicated by telephone to Israel Minister Matathiahu Hindes, who is now convalescing from an illness in a medical clinic here. The decision was front page news in Uruguayan papers. The newspaper “Action,” commenting on… More ▸

  • Three-day Congress of Latin American Jewry to Be Held in Montevideo

    A congress of Latin American Jewry has been called for March 3-5 to be held in Montevideo under the joint sponsorship of the Jewish Agency and the World Jewish Congress, Dr. Isaac Goldenberg, president of the Argentine Zionist Central Council, announced at a press conference today. At the same time, a youth congress will be… More ▸

  • Israel Scientist to Help Uruguay University on Solar Radiation

    Dr. Nathan Robinson, head of the Solar Radiation Laboratory of the Technion. Israel Institute of Technology, left Israel for Uruguay for a series of scientific conferences in connection with his work. The Technion scientist has been invited by the University of the Republic of Uruguay at Montevideo to help lay the ground work for the… More ▸

  • Uruguay Names Minister to Israel; First Since Israel Established

    The Government of Uruguay today named Dr. Pedro Maria di Lorenzo as its first Minister to Israel. Although diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in 1948, Uruguay has been represented only by a Charge d Affaires in Israel. Dr di Lorenzo was formerly second ranking member of the Uruguayan Embassy in Rome His… More ▸

  • President of Uruguay Receives Israel’s Minister of Finance

    Uruguayan President Luis Battle Berres received Israel Finance Minister Levi Eshkol today. In the course of the audience, the two men discussed the possibility of Israel-Uruguayan trade and the President promised his cooperation to the development of such trade. Later, Uruguayan Finance Minister Dr. Jose Malet gave a luncheon in Mr. Eshkol’s honor and in… More ▸

  • Israel Minister to Uruguay Presents Credentials in Montevideo

    Israel’s new Minister to Uruguay, Matatiahu Hindes, presented his credentials here to Luis Battle Berres, President of the National Government Council, in the presence of Foreign Minister Santiago Rompani and other high Uruguayan officials. Mr. Hindes was accorded military honors and an ovation by a large crowd of persons who also witnessed the credentials ceremony…. More ▸

  • New Israel Minister to Uruguay Arrives in Montevideo

    A large crowd of Uruguayan Jews, including representatives of the Jewish organizations and institutions, was waiting at the airport here when Matatiahu Hindes, new Israel Minister to Montevideo, arrived. He was officially greeted by Mario Mendez Rivas, Uruguayan Chief of Protocol. More ▸

  • Israel, Wjc Delegations Arrive in Montevideo for UNESCO Session

    Dr. Arieh Kubovi, Israel Minister to Argentina, Uruguay and Chile, will head the Israel delegation at the annual meeting of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization which opens here tomorrow. Deputy delegation head will be Dr. Mordecai Avida, secretary of the Israel legation in Buenos Aires. The World Jewish Congress delegation attending the… More ▸

  • Uruguay Backs Proposal for Attorney General for Human Rights

    Establishment of an office of Attorney General for Human Rights, empowered to receive and press complaints of human rights violations from any individual against a country was advocated before the General Assembly’s Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee today. Dr. Francisco Gamarra, Chief Justice of Uruguay and head of his country’s delegation to the General Assembly,… More ▸