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  • New Leader of Uruguay to Spur Drive to Repeal U.N. Resolution

    Uruguay will mobilize Latin American countries in a drive to repeal the 1975 U.N. resolution equating Zionism with racism, its president-elect, Dr. Luis Alberto Lacalle, told Jewish leaders here last week. Lacalle, who is visiting the United States, had an hour-long meeting with 20 national Jewish leaders at World Jewish Congress headquarters. He was accompanied… More ▸

  • Herzog Receives Colorful Welcome in Uruguay, After Argentine Visit

    President Chaim Herzog of Israel, on his first official visit to Latin America, got as regal a welcome in Uruguay on Monday as he received when he landed in Argentina a week ago. But crossing the River Plate, Herzog discovered entirely different conditions prevailing in the two republics. And differences in their respective relationships with… More ▸

  • B’nai B’rith Praises Uruguay over Zionism-racism Resolution

    The chairman of the International Council of B’nai B’rith had praise this week for the vote in the Congress of Uruguay that denounced United Nations Resolution 3379, which in 1975 declared Zionism a form of racism. Georges Bloch, speaking from his office here, noted that the Uruguayan Congress over-whelmingly rejected the U.N. resolution as being… More ▸

  • Leftist Solon is Uruguay Criticizes Jews for Persisting in Efforts to Prosecute Nazi War Criminals

    A gratuitous comment by a leftist, pro-PLO Senator in Uruguay who criticized Jews for persisting in efforts to prosecute Nazi criminals has evoked an angry response from the representative body of Uruguayan Jewry. According to Rabbi Morton Rosenthal, director of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith’s Latin American Affairs Department, the Comite Central Israelita denounced… More ▸

  • Uruguay Head Meets AJC Delegation

    President Julio Maria Sanguinetti of Uruguay, describing his country as a pluralistic society, told a group of American Jewish leaders here that “He who is not a good Jew cannot be a good Uruguayan.” Sanguinetti, who was elected in 1984, met with a delegation representing the American Jewish Committee, headed by AJC president Theodore Ellenoff…. More ▸

  • Presidents of Israel and Uruguay Reaffirm Amity Between Their Nations

    The Presidents of Israel and Uruguay issued a joint statement here Sunday affirming the warm friendship between their countries, their support for the Middle East peace process and support of the Contadora process to end conflicts in Central America. The statement was released as President Julio Maria Sanguinetti of Uruguay ended his five day official… More ▸

  • Uruguay’s F.m. Says His Nation’s Friendship with Israel Will Continue

    Foreign Minister Enrique Iglesias confirmed that President Julio Sanguinetti will visit Israel next month and will also visit the United Nations peace-keeping force in the Sinai, of which Uruguay is part. “As a symbol of this adherence Uruguay stands for peace, Uruguay stands for Israel and this will always be so,” Iglesias told a B’nai… More ▸

  • Report That Presidents of Uruguay and Argentina Plan to Visit Israel

    The chiefs of state of both Argentina and Uruguay will visit Israel this year, an indication of improved relations between Israel and Latin America, according to Hanan Olamy, head of the Latin American Department of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, it was reported yesterday in New York’s mass circulation Spanish-language newspaper, El Diario/La Prensa. Uruguayan President Julio… More ▸

  • Jewish Community of Uruguay Concerned About Emergence of Anti-semitism in a Strike at Jewish-owned F

    The emergence of anti-Semitism in a strike at a Jewish-owned leather factory in Paysandu, Uruguay, has aroused the country’s Jewish community, the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith reported today. According to ADL, posters mounted on the entrance gates and on the walls of the factory carried such anti-Semitic slogans as “Hitler was right; Too bad… More ▸

  • Rosh Hashanah in Montevideo

    The celebration of Rosh Hashanah in Montevideo had a very significant impact in the general population of Uruguay, thanks to the initiative of B’nai B’rith in this country. Alfredo Neuburger, B’nai B’rith International’s director for South America, reported that three special programs on the significance of Jewish New Year have been aired by three of… More ▸