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  • Salvadoran savior of tens of thousands of Jews honored in Germany

    May 16, 2016 | 2:15 pm

    An army colonel and diplomat from El Salvador who helped save tens of thousands of Jews from Nazi persecution during World War II by providing them with false Salvadoran identity papers was honored in Germany.

    The tribute to Jose Arturo Castellanos, who served as El Salvador’s...

  • Israel closing five consulates, including Philadelphia

    January 6, 2016 | 1:47 pm

    In a budget-cutting move, Israel is closing five of its diplomatic offices around the world.

    The affected consulates are in Philadelphia, Belarus, El Salvador and Marseilles, France, along with a “roving ambassador” to the Caribbean, The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday.

  • Five Latin American nations pull envoys to Israel since Gaza conflict start

    July 30, 2014 | 3:37 pm

    El Salvador is the fifth Latin American nation to pull its ambassador from Israel since the launch of Israel’s operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

    El Salvador’s order Wednesday protesting Israel’s actions in the conflict means it joins Brazil, Peru, Chile and Ecuador in...

  • Clinton forms panel to investigate Benghazi attack

    September 20, 2012 | 3:11 pm

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday she was forming a panel to investigate the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other U.S. officials.

    The panel, whose creation is generally required by...

  • Growing the fruits of peace in El Salvador

    July 5, 2012 | 4:12 pm

    Don Israel speaks no English, and I speak almost no Spanish. But I understood him well enough to realize that, as I began to plant one of the mango trees that would be placed in his field that day,  he obviously thought I was doing it wrong. Our mutual patience eventually conquered...

  • Uniting Among the Rabbis of Tomorrow

    By Leonard Fein

    March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Pigs and roosters, oxen and bulls, horses and dogs (and more dogs), a skunk and perhaps a possum -- someone says a monkey -- and children everywhere, and all the noises which thereunto pertain, plus a sun that is as glaring and hot as the Negev sun. This is Ciudad Romero in El...