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  • Candidate for El Salvador’s President Vows to Move Israel Embassy if Elected

    The leader of El Salvador’s most popular political party said this week that he would close his country’s embassy in Jerusalem if elected president next year. In a television interview with a small station in San Salvador, Shafik Handal, leader of the leftist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front legislative bloc and the front-runner for the… More ▸

  • U.S. Jews Show Support for Costa Rica, El Salvador

    Costa Rica and El Salvador may not be feeling lonely these days thanks to heavy tourism, but visits like the one this week from the leadership of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations are still welcome. Of course, unlike other visitors, the six-person delegation had an unusual purpose: to show appreciation for… More ▸

  • Kidnapped Leader of Jews in El Salvador Safe at Home

    The leader of El Salvador’s Jewish community returned safely home this week after being kidnapped last month in the capital city of San Salvador, according to a source familiar with the case. Jean-Claude Kahn, 51, a businessman of French descent, had been abducted Jan. 31 from his Mercedes-Benz by six armed men near a private… More ▸

  • Jewish Leader in El Salvador Abducted from Car in Capital

    The leader of El Salvador’s Jewish community has been kidnapped in the capital city of San Salvador, El Salvadoran police officials said. Jean-Claude Kahn, 51, a businessman of French descent, was abducted Tuesday from his Mercedes-Benz by six armed men near a private university in downtown San Salvador, police said. Kahn owns a textile warehouse… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines Israeli Rescue Team in El Salvador

    A two-member Israeli rescue team that went to El Salvador to help the victims of the devastating earthquake there October 10 said they “encountered scenes of terrible destruction and human agony. Many efforts were made to save trapped children, men and women under the rubble caused by the earthquake — but many people are still… More ▸

  • El Salvador Jewish Community Escapes Injury in Earthquake

    Members of the small Jewish community of El Salvador escaped injury in last week’s massive earthquake and even managed to hold Yom Kippur services Monday, according to information received by Rabbi Morton Rosenthal, Latin American Affairs director of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. He said, however, that ADL was advised by Jean-Claude Kahn, president… More ▸

  • El Salvador Moves Its Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

    El Salvador became the second country, after Costa Rica, to move its Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry said El Salvador’s move on Friday was timed to coincide with a ceremony in San Salvador at which the new Israeli Ambassador to El Salvador would present his credentials. The spokesman… More ▸

  • El Salvador to Move Its Embassy Back to Jerusalem in October

    Israel will reopen its Embassy in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, in October, it was confirmed here today. This confirmation followed statements from El Salvador that the Israel Embassy will be reopened there and that the El Salvador Embassy in Israel would be moved back from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The Israel Embassy… More ▸

  • El Salvador to Return Its Embassy to Jerusalem

    The Embassy of El Salvador will return shortly to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, Israel was notified yesterday by Salvadoran officials now visiting here. The announcement was made in two separate meetings held by Premier Menachem Begin and Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir with Francisco Jose Guerraro, Minister of Information, and Jose Mauel Pachas Castro, Finance Minister…. More ▸