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September 2, 2002
25 Elul, 5762

The Government Decided to Adopt the Jewish Agency's Recommendation to Equate Aid to  Uruguayan Immigrants with That of Immigrants from Argentina

Jewish Agency Chairman Sallai Meridor Personally Informed the Uruguayan Jewish Community of the Decision

Following a Jewish Agency request, the Government of Israel decided to equate the assistance given immigrants from Uruguay with that given to immigrants from Argentina.

Uruguay, bordering on Argentina and Brazil, is currently suffering from an economic crisis.

The Jewish community, which numbers ca. 20,000 individuals, mostly concentrated in the capital Montevideo, is known for its strong Zionist sentiment and for its support of Israel. 

Jewish Agency Chairman Sallai Meridor, who is currently visiting Uruguay in order to strengthen ties with the Jewish community and to promote Aliyah, said that it was his pleasant duty to personally inform the Uruguayan Jewish community of the Israel Government decision.

For additional information contact Yehuda Weinraub 053-927017

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Liaison to Foreign Press and Media
Jewish Agency for Israel
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