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  • 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 ▸

  • U.S. Welcomes Decisions by Colombia and Uruguay to Send Troops for the Sinai Force

    The State Department welcomed today as “statesmanlike decisions” the announcements by the governments of Colombia and Uruguay that they would contribute troops for the multinational force to patrol the Sinai after Israel’s final withdrawal from the peninsula next April. But Department spokesman Dean Fischer would not say what other countries are considering joining the 2,500-member… More ▸

  • Anti-semitism in Uruguay

    Uruguayan police have uncovered an anti-Semitic group in Montevideo that allegedly had firebombed a synagogue on Duranzo Street, had stoned the headquarters building of Uruguay’s Jewish representative political organization, and had painted swastikas on many sites in Uruguay’s capital. This information was reported today by Jacob Kovadloff, director of the South American Office of the… More ▸

  • Report Mengele Working for Government of Uruguay As Advisor on How to Torture Prisoners

    — Joseph Mengele, who was the chief physician in Auschwitz where he conducted experiments on camp inmates, is now working for the government of Uruguay as an advisor on how to torture inmates, especially Jewish inmates, in the notorious “Freedom Prison” the main detention center for political prisoners in Uruguay. This was reported last weekend… More ▸

  • Ecuador Follows Venezuela, Uruguay to Move Its Embassy from Jerusalem

    Ecuador yesterday become the third South American country to announce it will move its embassy from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv in the wake of the new Israeli law formally declaring-united Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. As did Venezuela and Uruguay in announcing their decisions earlier, Ecuador insisted that its friendship for Israel is unchanged… More ▸

  • Anti-semitism in Uruguay

    The Jewish community in Uruguay, an estimated 45,000 among a population of three million, is concerned over a sharp increase in anti-Semitism this past year, the American Jewish Committee reported here. Attacks on synagogues, Jewish organizations and Jewish students have been growing in number, according to reports reaching the AJ Committee, and distribution of anti-Semitic… More ▸

  • Uruguay to Act Against Anti-semitism

    The government of Uruguay has indicated in recent days its determination to apprehend those responsible for a rash of anti-Semitic incidents in Montevideo, according to the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. Rabbi Morton M. Rosenthal, ADL’s Latin American Affairs director, pointed to a widely-published statement by Gen. Hugo Linares Brum, the Interior Minister and the… More ▸

  • Anti-semitic Violence in Uruguay

    Acting on reports on anti-Semitic violence in Uruguay during the recent High Holy Days, the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith has disclosed it had obtained assurances from Uruguay’s ambassador to the United States that those responsible would be apprehended. According to ADL’s Latin American affairs director, Rabbi Morton M. Rosenthal, who met with Ambassador Jose… More ▸

  • Uruguay Rejects Anti-semitism

    There is not and will not be any kind of anti-Semitism in Uruguay, Dr. Alejandro Rovira, Uruguay’s Foreign Minister, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in a special interview. Rovira, a former Uruguayan ambassador to Israel, made the statement to the JTA correspondent from Mexico, Chaim Lazdeiski, currently visiting Jewish communities in Latin America. The diplomat… More ▸

  • Special to JTA Israel Signs Exchange Programs with Peru, Argentina and Uruguay

    A cultural, scientific and artistic exchange program between Peru and Israel for 1977-78 was signed here last Friday by representatives of the two governments. Israeli Ambassador Aba Gefen, director of the cultural and scientific affairs division of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in an exclusive interview that it was the first time… More ▸