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  • No Anti-semitism in Uruguay

    There is no anti-Semitism in Uruguay, according to Yosef Yerosalimski, who edits a Jewish weekly in Spanish and runs a daily tow-hour Yiddish radio program in Montevideo. He said that unlike in neighboring Argentina, to call someone an anti-Semite in Uruguay is considered an insult. The authorities bend over backwards to avoid any taint of… More ▸

  • Israel Aiding Uruguay

    Israel, which is solving its own serious water problems, has become one of the principal developers of water resources in other countries with similar problems. The Tahal Co., which plans water development and distribution projects, has just singed a $500,000 contract with the Uruguayan government, its general director, A. Weiner, reported today. He also reported… More ▸

  • Rabin Addresses Brazilians on Israel’s Security Problems, Leaves for Montevideo

    Gen. Yitzhak Rabin, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, left today for Montevideo on his tour of South American countries after a series of public appearances here which included an address on Israel’s security problems before a large crowd at the Hebraica Club. He attracted widespread press attention with a report on the talks last… More ▸

  • Ten Thousand View Warsaw Ghetto Exhibit in Montevideo Municipal Hall

    An exhibit of photographs, documents and relics of the Nazi era organized in connection with the 25th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, has attracted more than 10,000 visitors to the Municipal Hall. The exhibit was opened by Gen. Carlos Bartolome Herrera, the Mayor of Montevideo. It was organized by the World Jewish Congress, the… More ▸

  • President of Uruguay Welcomes New Institute for Human Relations

    President Oscar Gestido of Uruguay praised today the goals of the newly-created Jewish Uruguayan Institute for Human Relations and the American Jewish Institute when he received a delegation of the two groups. The delegation presented President Gestido with a special issue of Comentario magazine dedicated to Uruguayan literature. The President emphasized the need in Uruguay… More ▸

  • President of Uruguay Accepts Invitation to Address Jewish Conference

    General Oscar Gestide, president of Uruguay, announced here that he has accepted an invitation to address the fifth annual conference of Latin American Jewish Communities to be convened in this city. The conference is being organized jointly by the World Jewish Congress and the World Zionist Organization, and will honor Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of… More ▸

  • Socialist Leader in Uruguay Gets Jewish Human Rights Award

    A human rights award was presented here today by the South American executive of the World Jewish Congress to Uruguayan Socialist leader Emilio Frugoni, at his home here. The presentation was made by Dr. Moises Goldman, chairman of the executive, and Jose Sasson, president of the Central Committee of Uruguayan Jewry. More ▸

  • German Jew Attacked by Nazis in Montevideo; His Condition Critical

    A German Jew, Herbert Bittner, 31, was in critical condition today after suffering a beating from unknown assailants, assumed to be Nazis. The police said they found a sign on the victim’s back declaring: “Let this be a lesson to all damned Jewish agents, so they will mind their own business. Heil Hitler.” More ▸