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  • Rosh Hashanah in Montevideo

    The celebration of Rosh Hashanah in Montevideo had a very significant impact in the general population of Uruguay, thanks to the initiative of B’nai B’rith in this country. Alfredo Neuburger, B’nai B’rith International’s director for South America, reported that three special programs on the significance of Jewish New Year have been aired by three of… More ▸

  • Report Egypt Threatens Uruguay over Intention to Move Embassy to Jerusalem

    Uruguay stands ready to move its Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the World Jewish Congress disclosed today, and American Jewish leaders told Egyptian President Hosni Mubark during their meeting last week of their dissatisfaction with Egyptian efforts to block the move, the W J C further reported. Uruguay, like the majority of nations having diplomatic… More ▸

  • Uruguay’s New Government Includes Three Jews in Public Offices

    The new Liberal government taking over in Uruguay on March 1, following elections there three months ago, will include three Jews in prominent posts, the World Jewish Congress reported today. According to the Latin American branch of the WJC, no Jew was elected to national office in the new government, whose main personalities — with… More ▸

  • Shamir Leaves on 12-day Official Visit to Argentina and Uruguay

    Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir left on a 12-day official visit to Argentina and Uruguay today in face of criticism from many quarters in Israel over the Likud government’s apparent friendship with rightwing dictatorial regimes. Shamir’s reply was that Israel is not free to choose its friends according to the nature of their internal politics. He… More ▸

  • U.S. Welcomes Decisions by Colombia and Uruguay to Send Troops for the Sinai Force

    The State Department welcomed today as “statesmanlike decisions” the announcements by the governments of Colombia and Uruguay that they would contribute troops for the multinational force to patrol the Sinai after Israel’s final withdrawal from the peninsula next April. But Department spokesman Dean Fischer would not say what other countries are considering joining the 2,500-member… More ▸

  • Anti-semitism in Uruguay

    Uruguayan police have uncovered an anti-Semitic group in Montevideo that allegedly had firebombed a synagogue on Duranzo Street, had stoned the headquarters building of Uruguay’s Jewish representative political organization, and had painted swastikas on many sites in Uruguay’s capital. This information was reported today by Jacob Kovadloff, director of the South American Office of the… More ▸

  • Report Mengele Working for Government of Uruguay As Advisor on How to Torture Prisoners

    — Joseph Mengele, who was the chief physician in Auschwitz where he conducted experiments on camp inmates, is now working for the government of Uruguay as an advisor on how to torture inmates, especially Jewish inmates, in the notorious “Freedom Prison” the main detention center for political prisoners in Uruguay. This was reported last weekend… 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 ▸

  • Anti-semitism in Uruguay

    The Jewish community in Uruguay, an estimated 45,000 among a population of three million, is concerned over a sharp increase in anti-Semitism this past year, the American Jewish Committee reported here. Attacks on synagogues, Jewish organizations and Jewish students have been growing in number, according to reports reaching the AJ Committee, and distribution of anti-Semitic… More ▸