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  • 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 ▸

  • New York Rabbi Named Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Caracas

    Rabbi Pynchas Brener of New York has been named the new chief rabbi of the 15,000-member Ashkenazi Jewish community of Caracas. Rabbi Brener. who is spiritual leader of the Holliswood Jewish Center in Holliswood, was raised in Peru where his father served as chief rabbi. As spiritual leader of the Union Israelite of Caracas, Rabbi… More ▸

  • President of Venezuela Receives Israeli Minister of Agriculture

    Israel Minister of Agriculture Haim Gvati, accompanied by Israel Ambassador Eliashiv Ben Horin, was received by Venezuela’s president, Dr. Raul Leoni to whom he handed a personal letter from President Zalman Shazar of Israel. Later, the Minister was warmly received by a joint session of the agricultural committees of Venezuela’s Congress. Mr. Gvati, who concluded… More ▸

  • Israel’s Agriculture Minister Arrives on Visit in Venezuela

    Chaim Gvati, Israel’s Agriculture Minister, arrived in Venezuela on a four day official visit that will wind up a tour of Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. He was met at the airport by Venezuela’s Agriculture Minister and other dignitaries as he began a crowded program of trips by special plane to various agricultural regions,… More ▸

  • Dr. Israel Goldstein Lauds Caracas Jewry As’best for Its Size’

    Dr. Israel Goldstein, world chairman of Keren Hayesod-United Israel Appeal, and member of the Jewish Agency executive, reported here today on the situation of the Jewish community in Caracas, Venezuela, He returned yesterday from Caracas, where he spent a week addressing public sessions and private meetings with the leaders of the community, in the interests… More ▸

  • Terrorists Fire Machineguns at Home of Israel Envoy in Caracas

    The Israel Embassy here reported today that terrorists fired machineguns at the homes of Ambassador Eliashav Ben Horin last Sunday night; Rachel Mizrachi, an Embassy employee, was hit in the leg. At least eight bullets hit the house in the attack on the Embassy residence. There have been attacks on Jewish organization structures here in… More ▸