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  • 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 ▸

  • Jewish Groups Protest Venezuela’s Plan to Move Its Israel Embassy

    The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC)and the Jewish Community Council of Metropolitan Boston (JCC) met with representatives of the Venezuelan government in their respective cities to protest the decision of Venezuela to move its embassy in Israel from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv. Five members of the JCRC met with Venezuela’s United Nations… More ▸

  • Venezuela’s Jewish Community Campaigning Against Embassy Move

    The Jewish community in Venezuela is launching a widespread campaign against its government’s decision to move its embassy in Israel from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, Walter Czenstochowsky, chairman of the World Zionist Organization in Venezuela and vice president of the central committee of Jewish organizations in that country, said here today in a radio interview…. More ▸

  • ADL Asks Venezuela to Reconsider Moving Its Embassy from Jerusalem

    The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith has asked Venezuela to reconsider its decision to move its embassy in Israel from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv. The request — made by an ADL delegation at a Washington meeting with the Venezuelan Ambassador to the United States — was based on what the ADL called a “crucial admission”… More ▸

  • Concern Overplo Presence in Costa Rica and Venezuela

    Costa Rica may be on the verge of abandoning its close friendship with Israel for the sake of Arab votes in the United Nations, the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith warned. According to two officials who have just returned from a fact-finding trip to Central America, high ranking Costa Rican officials received an Arab delegation… More ▸

  • 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 ▸