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Growth of Anti-semitism Would Disrupt South Africa, Board of Deputies Warns

Warning that the growth of anti-Semitism would disrupt South Africa’s unity, the Jewish Board of Deputies has issued an appeal “to every good South African” not to countenance “reckless agitation against men and women who are part and parcel of the nation.”

“Apart from its injustice to the Jew,” the appeal declares, “the growth of anti-Semitism in South Africa would be a grave social and political disaster to the country. It would impede its economic progress; it would lower the standards of public life; it would disrupt the unity of the nation; and, finally, it would strike at the roots of our traditions of liberty and democracy.”