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  • 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 ▸

  • Report Egypt Threatens Uruguay over Intention to Move Embassy to Jerusalem

    Uruguay stands ready to move its Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the World Jewish Congress disclosed today, and American Jewish leaders told Egyptian President Hosni Mubark during their meeting last week of their dissatisfaction with Egyptian efforts to block the move, the W J C further reported. Uruguay, like the majority of nations having diplomatic… More ▸

  • Uruguay’s New Government Includes Three Jews in Public Offices

    The new Liberal government taking over in Uruguay on March 1, following elections there three months ago, will include three Jews in prominent posts, the World Jewish Congress reported today. According to the Latin American branch of the WJC, no Jew was elected to national office in the new government, whose main personalities — with… More ▸

  • Shamir Leaves on 12-day Official Visit to Argentina and Uruguay

    Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir left on a 12-day official visit to Argentina and Uruguay today in face of criticism from many quarters in Israel over the Likud government’s apparent friendship with rightwing dictatorial regimes. Shamir’s reply was that Israel is not free to choose its friends according to the nature of their internal politics. He… More ▸