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Hispanic leaders boost Latino-Jewish ties

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

(Ynetnews) A delegation of 12 high-level Hispanic American leaders, including former US Treasurer Anna Cabral, former NY Secretary of State Lorraine Cortes Vazquez and TV and radio personalities, are participating in a seminar in Israel from November 7-13 under the auspices of Project Interchange, an institute of the AJC, with the support of AJC's Latino and Latin American Institute.

The group of national Hispanic leaders from diverse professional spheres and backgrounds are focusing on issues that resonate strongly in the Latino historical and contemporary experience such as immigration and integration; the status of minorities, Diaspora-Homeland relations and inter-faith dialogue. Participants will tour the country with visits to the Hodayot Youth Village, an educational center for at-risk children, including immigrants, and Babcom Centers, a communications service provider staffed and managed by Arabs and Jews together, serving as a model for Jewish-Arab coexistence.

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