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  • Special Report Venezuela, Despite Its Arab Connections, Maintains Cordial Relations with Israel

    Venezuela is a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), an Arab-dominated body that is resolutely anti-Israel. But Venezuela, probable Arab objections notwithstanding, maintains cordial relations with the Jewish state. In fact, Venezuela, the richest nation in South America, has so far resisted Arab League overtures that the PLO be permitted to establish… More ▸

  • Venezuela Seeking to Buy Rocket Batteries from Israel

    The Venezuelan Ministry of Defense is negotiating an $84 million contract with the Israel Defense Force for the purchase of 25 ground-to-ground rocket batteries, according to a report in the daily newspaper, Diario de Caracas. The army’s modernization program is ultimately destined to enable it to achieve parity with the navy, which has acquired five… More ▸

  • Israel, Venezuela Sign Accord

    Israel and Venezuela recently signed an agreement for rural development. The agreement would have probably passed without notice, except that it was signed in Jerusalem — the first such agreement to be signed after Switzerland refused to sign a bilateral agreement in Jerusalem following the Knesset’s proclamation that Jerusalem as an undivided city is Israel’s… More ▸

  • 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 ▸