Jewish Journal

Tag: Peru

View the most popular tags overall?

  • Son of Polish-Jewish immigrant has slight lead in Peru presidential race

    June 6, 2016 | 12:38 pm

    The son of a Polish-Jewish immigrant from Germany has a slight lead in Peru’s presidential elections.

    Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, a former prime minister of Peru and economist for the World Bank known as PPK, as of Monday morning held a 1 percent lead in the voting over...

  • Israeli, 24, dies in Peru zip-line accident

    April 9, 2015 | 9:45 am

    An Israeli hiker was killed when a zip-line platform collapsed in Peru.

    Max Sela, 24, of Shoham in central Israel, died at the scene of the accident at the Cola de Mono zip-lining site in the Machu Picchu region. The zip-line is a major tourist attraction.

    Sela was climbing the...

  • 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...

  • Israeli judge who fled extradited from Peru

    March 18, 2013 | 2:48 am

    An Israeli judge who fled to Peru eight years ago following allegations of bribery and fraud was extradited to Israel.

    Dan Cohen arrived in Israel on Sunday morning after he was arrested by Peruvian police and placed directly on an airplane leaving for Israel.

    He has been...

  • Peruvian Amerindian neo-Nazi party takes root

    August 17, 2012 | 10:41 am

    Peru’s Jewish community has urged authorities to stop the activities of a nascent neo-Nazi party headed by an anti-Semitic Amerindian.

    According to The Guardian, the Jewish community of Peru said in a statement that it rejected the “open expression of anti-Semitic racism” of...

  • New world view

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 15, 2012 | 9:11 pm

    Two years ago, Fred Kramer took a big, luxurious break from work to travel the world and find himself.

    In March, as the newly minted executive director of Jewish World Watch, he found himself locked in a jail cell with George Clooney.

    “It was quite a day,” Kramer said of the...

  • Peru recognizes Palestinian state

    January 24, 2011 | 2:43 pm

    Peru joined several Latin and South American states in recognizing a Palestinian state.

    “Today the government communicated to the ambassador of Palestine in Lima recognition of the Palestinian state as free and sovereign,” Peruvian Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Garcia Belaunde...

  • Peruvian Jews rally to collect aid for earthquake relief

    By Barbara Fraser

    August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A small storage area off the courtyard of Leon Pinelo School is piled high with boxes and bags, as staff and volunteers sort through stacks of canned milk and bottled water, huge sacks of rice and beans, diapers and other essentials.

    On the second day after a magnitude 8.0 earthquake...

  • Terrorism of ‘70s Forced Israeli Move

    By Hirsh Goodman

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The dates and times are all one blur. What remains crystal clear, however, is what it was like to be an Israeli in the early 1970s, when the phenomenon of international terror began: Japanese terrorists landing at Lod Airport and gunning down dozens of pilgrims just arrived from...

  • High Court Recognizes ‘Leaping Converts’

    By Dan Baron

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    After 22 years of living as an Israeli, Justina Hilaria Chipana can finally consider herself a full-fledged member of the Jewish state.

    The 50-year-old native of Peru was one of 17 petitioners who won High Court of Justice recognition of their non-Orthodox conversions to...

  • The Nation and The World

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    New Anti-Semitism Report

    The U.S. State Department praised the work of European governments against anti-Semitism, but said law enforcement must do more to respond to anti-Semitic crimes. The State Department�(tm)s report addressing anti-Semitic incidents around the...

  • Shalom, Amazon

    By Robin Cembalest

    June 14, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    A few weeks ago I welcomed Shabbat in Iquitos, Peru, one of the most isolated cities in the world. Located four degrees south of the Equator and surrounded by nearly impenetrable jungle, Iquitos is accessible only by air or by river -- that is, the Amazon.

    The Shabbat service was...

  • Dictators’ Waltz

    June 8, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Among the myriad new possibilities opening up for American Jewish women these days, there's none quite as dizzying as the possibility facing Eliane Karp in the coming weeks. There's a chance she might become first lady of Peru, the third-largest country in South America.