Venezuela

  • New Lubavitcher Division in Venezuela

    Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch, the educational arm of the Lubavitch movement, has announced the opening of its new regional office in Caracas, Venezuela. This is the third Lubavitch office in South America, The others are in Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo. Appointed to head this new division is Rabbi Moshe Perman, 26, born in Israel. He… More ▸

  • 1000 People Rally in Caracas to Reaffirm Support for Israel

    More than 1000 people gathered at a mass meeting here recently to reiterate Venezuelan Jewry’s support for Israel in this time of increasing tensions in the Middle East. The audience heard the leaders of Venezuela’s 20.000 Jews tell of their efforts to make Israel’s case known before the Venezuelan government. A delegation from the Confederation… More ▸

  • Caracas Parley Discusses Soviet Jewry

    The wife of former Costa Rican President. Jose Figueres, was among the guest speakers at the First Seminar of Venezuelan Women on the Current Situation of Soviet Jewry, recently ended in Caracas. Mrs. Figueres. whose husband headed one of Latin America’s few democratic regimes, expressed her support of Soviet Jewry’s fight for freedom, saying, “What… More ▸

  • Arabs in Venezuela Repudiate Terrorism. Libyan Envoy Supports It

    Spokesmen for Arabs living in Venezuela and the Libyan ambassador to Venezuela were reported to be publicly at odds over Arab terrorism, according to the Latin American Affairs Department of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. One of the spokesmen, Ali Abu Shetaia said that Arabs in Venezuela “repudiate terrorist actions which leave many innocent… More ▸

  • Caracas Jews Protest Anti-semitic Books at Fair

    A display of anti-Semitic books at a Caracas, Venezuela book fair drew a letter of protest from the Jewish community’s Human Rights Office, the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation League reported. In a letter to the president of the International Education Expo 74, the office cited four books–”The International Jew.” “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,”… More ▸

  • Venezuela’s President Calls for Amity Between Arab, Jewish Communities

    A call for a continued climate of “comprehension” among members of Venezuela’s Arab and Jewish communities was made by President Rafael Caldera in his weekly press conference. Stating that his country maintained “friendly relations” with all the Middle East nations, and that Venezuela hoped that peace would soon come to the region, Caldera asked that… More ▸

  • Israel’s Image in Venezuela Improves

    Israel’s largely negative image in the Venezuelan press in the wake of the Libyan plane incident was partially offset by an announcement of a new project in its ongoing program of technical aid to Venezuela, On the same day that Caracas dailies carried the texts of a number of anti-Israel telegrams sent to Venezuelan President… More ▸

  • Jewish Community in Venezuela Appeals to Government to Help Soviet Jews

    Venezuela’s Jewish community appealed to Foreign Minister Aristides Calvani for the Government’s help in ameliorating the condition of Russian Jews. A delegation representing the Confederation De Associaciones Israelias de Venezuela presented Dr. Calvani with a memorandum describing repressive measures taken by Soviet authorities against Jewish cultural and religious activities. They asked him to intervene on… More ▸