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News and updates about Uruguay

Uruguay to open diplomatic office in Jerusalem

Uruguayan President Lacalle Pou notified FM Cohen that he would open a diplomatic office for innovation in the Israeli capital.

Uruguay to open diplomatic office in Jerusalem

Uruguay nixes plan to eagle from Nazi cruiser into peace symbol

Uruguay's president reverses course on plan to melt down bronze eagle from World War II-era 'pocket battleship,' convert it into peace sign.

Uruguay nixes plan to eagle from Nazi cruiser into peace symbol

The magical run ends:

Israel's Under-20 soccer team eliminated from World Cup

Israel’s Under-20 team falls to Uruguay 1-0 and fails to qualify for the finals.

Israel's Under-20 soccer team eliminated from World Cup

This Uruguay town doubled its Jewish population since COVID-19

Punta del Este, Uruguay, is one of South America’s ritziest resort cities. Its Jewish population has doubled during the pandemic.

This Uruguay town doubled its Jewish population since COVID-19

Jewish businessman: 'I'll blow Nazi eagle into 1,000 pieces'

Jewish businessman offers to buy and blow up 800-pound eagle and swastika crest from Nazi ship.

Jewish businessman: 'I'll blow Nazi eagle into 1,000 pieces'

Diaspora Minister takes virtual tour of Uruguay school

First in series: Tour guide Marcelo takes Diaspora Min. Omer Yankelevitch on virtual tour of Yavne Jewish day school in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Diaspora Minister takes virtual tour of Uruguay school

'Act to blacklist Hezbollah as a terrorist organization'

Minister Gila Gamliel meets Uruguayan Foreign Minister, urges him to act against Lebanese terrorist organization.

'Act to blacklist Hezbollah as a terrorist organization'

Uruguay soccer player 'didn't intend' to harm Holocaust victims

Uruguayan soccer star apologizes over joyful birthday photo at Auschwitz.

Uruguay soccer player 'didn't intend' to harm Holocaust victims

Uruguay must sell Nazi eagle from German battleship, court rules

A huge bronze Nazi eagle with a swastika under its talons was recovered from the remains of a sunken ship in 2006.

Uruguay must sell Nazi eagle from German battleship, court rules

Hostel in Uruguay: Israelis 'not welcome'

Uruguayan hotelier rejects Israeli couple as guests, claiming he disagrees with Israeli politics.

Hostel in Uruguay: Israelis 'not welcome'

Uruguay summons Israeli ambassador over Jerusalem comment

Latin American government angry over Israeli ambassador's criticism of Chancellor's declaration Tel Aviv is capital of Israel.

 Uruguay summons Israeli ambassador over Jerusalem comment

Ties between countries:

'Through ups and downs, we have always remained strong friends'

President Rivlin welcomes Vatican's Papal Nuncio and three new ambassadors to Israel.

'Through ups and downs, we have always remained strong friends'

Uruguayan Holocaust memorial vandalized with anti-Semitic slurs

Vandals write slurs including 'The Holocaust of the Jewish people is the biggest lie in history,' and 'Gas chambers were a fraud.'

Uruguayan Holocaust memorial vandalized with anti-Semitic slurs

Uruguayan pastor raises money to plant 1,000 trees in Israel

Evangelical Christian pastor from Uruguay fulfills his promise to plant 1,000 trees in the Jewish state.

Uruguayan pastor raises money to plant 1,000 trees in Israel

Jewish man remembered 1 year after stabbing by Muslim convert

Uruguayan Jews pay tribute to the memory of man stabbed to death by a Muslim convert one year ago in the small town of Paysandu.

Jewish man remembered 1 year after stabbing by Muslim convert

Uruguay opens security center fueled by Israeli technology

Uruguay opens a $20 million video surveillance monitoring center with major support from Israeli technology.

Uruguay opens security center fueled by Israeli technology

Non-Jewish woman suffers anti-Semitic attack in Uruguay

Non-Jewish Uruguayan woman physically attacked in Montevideo by a man who allegedly yelled anti-Semitic slurs at her.

Non-Jewish woman suffers anti-Semitic attack in Uruguay

'Convey this message to Abbas: Stop diplomatic terrorism'

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely met with the Foreign Minister of Uruguay and asked him to tell Abbas to stop diplomatic war on Israel

'Convey this message to Abbas: Stop diplomatic terrorism'

Muslim who killed Uruguayan Jew to avoid jail

Court rules that Muslim man who murdered a Jewish merchant in Uruguay cannot be held responsible for his crime by reason of insanity.

Muslim who killed Uruguayan Jew to avoid jail

Jewish-founded team wins Uruguayan basketball league

Hebraica Macabi wins its second championship in the country's professional league.

Jewish-founded team wins Uruguayan basketball league

Wiesenthal Center urges Uruguay to act after stabbing of Jew

Simon Wiesenthal Center writes letter to Uruguayan president, expressing concern over Muslim who stabbed Jewish merchant to death.

Wiesenthal Center urges Uruguay to act after stabbing of Jew

Muslim who stabbed Uruguay Jew worked alone, says government

Uruguayan government concludes that convert to Islam who fatally stabbed a Jewish man had no ties to foreign terrorist groups.

Muslim who stabbed Uruguay Jew worked alone, says government

Jewish man stabbed to death in Uruguay

Jewish man stabbed 10 times by man who shouted "Allahu Akbar". The motive is under investigation.

Jewish man stabbed to death in Uruguay

Israeli Embassy Worker Suspected of Planting Bomb

Uruguay police detain Israeli embassy security worker for planting 'incomplete' bomb outside embassy's office building on June 17.

Israeli Embassy Worker Suspected of Planting Bomb

'Incomplete' Bomb Found Near Israeli Embassy in Uruguay

Uruguayan bomb squad dismantles an "explosive device" made out of a sardine can outside the Israeli embassy.

'Incomplete' Bomb Found Near Israeli Embassy in Uruguay

Uruguay Expels Senior Iranian Diplomat for Israel Embassy Bomb

Uruguay reportedly kicks out senior diplomat for involvement in planting dummy bomb at Israeli embassy, in likely prep for terror attack.

Uruguay Expels Senior Iranian Diplomat for Israel Embassy Bomb

Israeli Embassy Targeted in Uruguay Bomb Scare

Fake bomb causes embassy in Montevideo to be evacuated - was it meant to size up security and plan future attack?

Israeli Embassy Targeted in Uruguay Bomb Scare

Uruguay Recognizes PA as Sovereign Nation, France Defers

Uruguay joins a parade of Latin American nations recognizing the Palestinian Authority as independent. France says it won't do so on its own.

Uruguay Recognizes PA as Sovereign Nation, France Defers

Argentina, Uruguay Recognize PA as a State

More South American countries expected to do the same, allowing PA to avoid making peace or recognizing Jewish state.

Argentina, Uruguay Recognize PA as a State