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  • Uruguay to Act Against Anti-semitism

    The government of Uruguay has indicated in recent days its determination to apprehend those responsible for a rash of anti-Semitic incidents in Montevideo, according to the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. Rabbi Morton M. Rosenthal, ADL’s Latin American Affairs director, pointed to a widely-published statement by Gen. Hugo Linares Brum, the Interior Minister and the… More ▸

  • Anti-semitic Violence in Uruguay

    Acting on reports on anti-Semitic violence in Uruguay during the recent High Holy Days, the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith has disclosed it had obtained assurances from Uruguay’s ambassador to the United States that those responsible would be apprehended. According to ADL’s Latin American affairs director, Rabbi Morton M. Rosenthal, who met with Ambassador Jose… More ▸

  • Uruguay Rejects Anti-semitism

    There is not and will not be any kind of anti-Semitism in Uruguay, Dr. Alejandro Rovira, Uruguay’s Foreign Minister, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in a special interview. Rovira, a former Uruguayan ambassador to Israel, made the statement to the JTA correspondent from Mexico, Chaim Lazdeiski, currently visiting Jewish communities in Latin America. The diplomat… More ▸

  • Special to JTA Israel Signs Exchange Programs with Peru, Argentina and Uruguay

    A cultural, scientific and artistic exchange program between Peru and Israel for 1977-78 was signed here last Friday by representatives of the two governments. Israeli Ambassador Aba Gefen, director of the cultural and scientific affairs division of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in an exclusive interview that it was the first time… More ▸

  • No Anti-semitism in Uruguay

    There is no anti-Semitism in Uruguay, according to Yosef Yerosalimski, who edits a Jewish weekly in Spanish and runs a daily tow-hour Yiddish radio program in Montevideo. He said that unlike in neighboring Argentina, to call someone an anti-Semite in Uruguay is considered an insult. The authorities bend over backwards to avoid any taint of… More ▸

  • Israel Aiding Uruguay

    Israel, which is solving its own serious water problems, has become one of the principal developers of water resources in other countries with similar problems. The Tahal Co., which plans water development and distribution projects, has just singed a $500,000 contract with the Uruguayan government, its general director, A. Weiner, reported today. He also reported… More ▸

  • Rabin Addresses Brazilians on Israel’s Security Problems, Leaves for Montevideo

    Gen. Yitzhak Rabin, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, left today for Montevideo on his tour of South American countries after a series of public appearances here which included an address on Israel’s security problems before a large crowd at the Hebraica Club. He attracted widespread press attention with a report on the talks last… More ▸

  • Ten Thousand View Warsaw Ghetto Exhibit in Montevideo Municipal Hall

    An exhibit of photographs, documents and relics of the Nazi era organized in connection with the 25th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, has attracted more than 10,000 visitors to the Municipal Hall. The exhibit was opened by Gen. Carlos Bartolome Herrera, the Mayor of Montevideo. It was organized by the World Jewish Congress, the… More ▸

  • President of Uruguay Welcomes New Institute for Human Relations

    President Oscar Gestido of Uruguay praised today the goals of the newly-created Jewish Uruguayan Institute for Human Relations and the American Jewish Institute when he received a delegation of the two groups. The delegation presented President Gestido with a special issue of Comentario magazine dedicated to Uruguayan literature. The President emphasized the need in Uruguay… More ▸