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  • Arab Propagandist, Ousted by Argentina, Now in Venezuela

    Hussein Triki, an Arab propagandist ousted by the Argentine government in 1964 because of his inflammatory anti-Semitic actions, is now in operation in Venezuela, according to the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. Triki, as head of the Arab League office in Buenos Aires in the early 1960s, worked closely with Tacuara, a rightwing, anti-Semitic group,… More ▸

  • Goldmann Says Venezuela Can Play Important Peace Role in the Mideast

    Commenting today on his visit last week to Caracas, Dr. Nanum Goldmann, president of the World Jewish Congress, praised the friendly relations existing between the Jewish community of Venezuela and the government of that country. He expressed the view that the government of Venezuela which, he said, maintains excellent relations with both Israel and the… More ▸

  • Venezuela Rejects PLO Request to Open an Office in Caracus

    Venezuela has refused a request by the Palestine Liberation Organization to open an office in Caracus, according to the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. The ADL said that the Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Relations stated that the refusal was based upon Venezuela’s policy of maintaining relations only with nations and international organizations. The PLO request… More ▸

  • 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 ▸