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  • Canadian Jewish Congress Arranging to Send Matzoh to Jews in Cuba

    The Canadian Jewish Congress, which usually sends special Passover supplies to the Jews in Cuba, is arranging shipments of that kind again this year, it was announced here today by the CJC. Included in the shipments, the CJC said, will be, in addition to matzoh and matzoh products, wine, canned kosher meat, tea, oil and… More ▸

  • Israel Chess Team Retains Lead at Chess Olympics in Havana

    The Israel chess team retained its lead in Group III of the 17th Chess Olympics in Havana last night after playing to a 1-1/2 – 1-1/2 draw with the United States team in the fourth round of the Olympics preliminaries, it was reported here today from Havana, Israel now has 9-1/2 points to 8-1/2 for… More ▸

  • Castro Newspaper in Cuba Greets Israel As a ‘friendly Government’

    El Mundo, a newspaper published in Havana, devoted an article in yesterday’s issue to the 18th anniversary of the founding of Israel, lauding the Jewish State’s accomplishments in agriculture, education and industry. The newspaper expressed the “sincere wishes of the Cuban people for the happiness and prosperity of the industrious Israeli people and its friendly… More ▸

  • Anti-israel Resolution of Havana Parley Condemned in Chilean Senate

    An Arab-sponsored anti-Israel resolution adopted recently at the Tricontinental Conference at Havana was condemned in sharpest terms here in a Senate debate today. Sen. Renan Fuentealba, of the Government’s party, the Democrat-Christians, called the Havana resolution anti-Israeli and anti-Zionist. He said it was also anti-Semitic as well. “It could lead to new persecutions against all… More ▸

  • European Jewish Body Undertakes Relief Program for Jews in Cuba

    The Standing Conference of European Jewish Community Services announced today it had undertaken a cash relief program to aid more than 300 aged and destitute Jews in Cuba. Dr. Astorre Mayer, chairman, said that contributions totaling $85, 000 had been received to date for the program, mainly from Conference member agencies. Funds are being sought… More ▸

  • Uruguayan Government Scores Anti-israel Stand of Havana Parley

    The denunciation of Israel at the Communist-sponsored Tri-Continental Solidarity Conference in Havana, last month, was strongly criticised today by the Government of Uruguay. The Uruguayan Government declared in a statement that it could not “let pass in silence the declaration against the Israeli State” adopted at the Havana conference. The conference called for severance of… More ▸

  • Moscow Reported Evading Anti-israel Resolution at Havana Parley

    The Moscow correspondent of Kol Haam, the Israeli Communist daily, reported today that Soviet sources had emphasized to him that the Soviet Union believes all conflicts between states should be solved by peaceful means, and that this included “the Israeli-Arab conflict.” Correspondent Mordecai Kaspi reported that the issue arose in connection with the Tri-Continental Solidarity… More ▸

  • Los Angeles Jewish Community Agencies Assisting Exodus from Cuba

    A sharp increase in activity among Los Angeles’ Jewish community social welfare agencies concerned with the resettlement of refugees in this area has been noted since announcement by the Cuban government of its open emigration policy, a survey of local services disclosed today. Numerous inquiries from persons here who have relatives and friends remaining in… More ▸

  • Jewish Refugees from Cuba Arrive in Florida on 28-foot Boat

    Five Jewish refugees from Cuba, including an 82-year-old woman–the first Jews to arrive since Fidel Castro relaxed his regime’s exit ban two weeks ago–landed here today in a 28-foot boat. They braved the hazardous 90-mile voyage to join their children and other relatives in the United States. The refugees were immediately taken to the United… More ▸

  • Jewish Community in Cuba Reduced to 2, 383 Persons; 400 Left This Year

    The Jewish community in Cuba, numbering 10, 000 persons before the Castro regime, has now been reduced to 2, 383 persons, according to reports reaching here today from Havana. The data are based on the distribution this year of Passover products sent to Cuba by Jewish organizations in Canada. The report expressed the belief that… More ▸