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A Colombian Jewish journalist was forced to resign as anchor of a daily TV newscast after refusing to cross herself on air. When Channel 1’s Cathy Bekerman was told by her newscast director to cross herself on air, “I did not do it, and he asked me to resign at that moment, to which I did not agree,” Bekerman told...
Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned Wednesday following the publication of videos showing the president’s allies trying to buy votes of other congress members to avoid his impeachment. In his resignation address Kuczynski said: "In the middle of this climate and the second vacancy process, many congressmen have said that their vote responds to their conscience and not to a slogan. The only solution...
The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), the world’s oldest and largest Middle East media monitoring organization, announced that it will give its highest honor—the Emet Award—to the republic of Guatemala in recognition of its longstanding and courageous support of Israel. Ambassador of Guatemala to the United States Manuel Alfredo Espina Pinto will receive the award on behalf...
Following on the heels of the United States and Guatemala, Paraguay and Honduras have announced that they are ready “in principle” to relocate their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to Israel’s Army Radio. The countries have conditioned their moves on an official visit to their countries by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu visited Latin America in September, but...
Guatemala has announced that it will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, the country’s president announced on Sunday. “I would like to thank President Trump for leading the way. His courageous decision has encouraged us to do what is right,” President Jimmy Morales said at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) annual policy conference. Morales said...
President Donald Trump thanked his Guatemalan counterpart, Jimmy Morales, for his announcement that he would move Guatemala’s embassy to Jerusalem. “President Trump thanked President Morales for supporting the United States and Israel, and for his announced decision to move the Guatemalan embassy to Jerusalem,” a White House statement said. In early December, Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and announced that...
El Nuevo Dia newspaper in Puerto Rico has apologized for a column that speculated about the Jewish power over the island’s future. On Monday, the Spanish-language news outlet published an op-ed by Wilda Rodriguez, titled “What does ‘the Jew’ want with the colony?” The column, which discusses the economic crisis facing the ravaged island, says that it is “the Jews who...
El Salvador, the last nation to shut down its Jerusalem embassy, will not be moving back to the Israeli capital. “We will not move our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem out of respect for the peace process in the Middle East and particularly Israel and Palestine,” the Central American nation’s minister of foreign affairs, Hugo Martinez, said in an...
Leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on Tuesday commended Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales in the wake of his announcement that his country would move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. The leaders welcomed reports that several other countries including the Philippines, Romania, the Czech Republic and Honduras are among those also considering relocating their embassies to Israel’s capital. Stephen M....
A judge has ordered the arrest of former Argentinian president Cristina Fernández Kirchner for allegedly covering up Iranian involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish centre which killed 85. Judge Claudio Bonadio’s has also requested the removal of 64-year-old Mrs Kirchner’s judicial immunity, AFP reports. Mrs Kirchner, who served as Argentina’s president from 2007 until 2015,, has previously...

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