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On this “Lens on Latin America” episode, our Special Advisor on Latin American and U.N. Affairs Adriana Camisar and Director for Latin American Affairs Eduardo Kohn interview B’nai B’rith member David Mizrachi about Dr. Eduardo Morgan Álvarez, a Panamanian diplomat who played a vital role in the creation of the State of Israel.

We continue to dive into the history of Israel-Panama relations in this interview with Mizrachi, having previously explored 75 years of diplomatic relations between the two nations with Israeli Ambassador to Panama Itai Bardov.

This conversation is in Spanish with English subtitles.

More Information about Dr. Eduardo Morgan Álvarez

In 1947, Dr. Eduardo Morgan Álvarez was appointed by the president of Panama, Enrique Adolfo Jiménez, as Panama’s representative in the Commission on Palestine that was established by the United Nations. Dr. Morgan, whose diplomatic efforts were crucial to Panama’s affirmative vote before the U.N., convinced other countries that the Jewish people deserved to have their own state. And the rest is history.