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  • B’nai B’rith Establishes Lodge in Venezuela; 25th in South America

    A B’nai B’rith lodge, named after Simon Bolivar,–the great liberator of South America, has been organized in Caracas, capital of Venezuela, it was announced here today by B’nai B’rith headquarters. “Loja Simon Bolivar,” as the new lodge will be called, is the 25th B’nai B’rith lodge established in South America in 25 years. There is… More ▸

  • Shipment of Crude Oil from Venezuela Arrives at Haifa

    The first tanker shipment of oil purchase from Venezuela by Israel arrived at Haifa today. The 9,500 ton shipment of crude oil will be refined at the Consolidated Refineries in Haifa. Gershon Maron, manager of the Israel Fuel Company, which owns the oil, stated today that the shipment will not solve Israel’s fuel problem. He… More ▸

  • United Israel Campaign in Venezuela Temporarily Suspended Due to Tension in Country

    The United Israel Campaign in Venezuela has been suspended temporarily because of the tension in the country following the assassination of the President, it was reported here today by Gedalia Zakiff, director of the Argentine United Jewish Appeal, following his return from a visit to Venezuela. Mr. Zakiff stated that the United Israel Campaign goal… More ▸

  • Venezuela University Establishes Heerew Chair; Non-jews Register As Students

    The establishment of a chair of Hebrew at Contral University here was announced today. Dr. David A. Gross of New York will fill the chair. The announcement said that among the students who have registered for Hebrew courses are twenty non-Jews. Dr.Gross was formerly an instructor of Jewish history in the Herzliah Teachers Institute in… More ▸

  • Venezuela Agrees to Accept 5,000 Refugee Families from Europe This Year

    The Venezuelan Government and the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees have come to an agreement under which Venezuela will admit 5,000 refugee families or 15,000 individual refugees this year, it was announced today by the United Nations. The Intergovernmental Committee will provide the necessary transport, and the immigrants will be selected by the representatives of the… More ▸

  • Jews in Venezuela Active in Jewish Affairs; Youth Enjoys Equality in All Schools

    Jews in Venezuela, numbering only 1,000 families, are taking a very active interest in world Jewish affairs and are developing their own communal and cultural life, Israel Sonnenschein, Venezuelan Jewish leader, now on a visit here, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today. Half of the Jews in Venezuela came to the country during the last… More ▸

  • Paraguay Permits Free Entry of Jews from Europe; Venezuela, Ecuador Admit Refugees

    The Government of Paraguay, responding to an appeal of the Hias-Ica Emigration Association, agreed to permit the free entry of Jewish refugees from Europe without limiting the number involved, it was announced today by Max Gottschalk, president of the Association. The announcement said that president Medina Angarita of Venezuela has similarly authorized the Venezuelan Government… More ▸

  • Peru, Venezuela Also Ready to Admit Jewish Refugees, Rosenberg Discloses

    Inspired by the progress of the Jewish refugee settlement in the Dominican Republic, the governments of Peru and of Venezuela have now approached Jewish leaders in New York with a view to discussing the possibility of opening the doors of these two countries to refugees along the same lines as that in the Dominican Republic…. More ▸

  • 165 Reich Refugees Find Haven in Venezuela

    A party of 165 German Jewish refugees from Hamburg were refused permission to land at Georgetown, British Guiana, and were subsequently given haven in Venezuela under special conditions banning them from all but agricultural pursuits, it was officially announced here tonight. Recently 86 German Jews who could not get into the island of Trinidad were… More ▸