Jews in Argentina Hope Government Will Rescind Ban on Jewish Publications

The fate of the Jewish newspapers in Argentina which were suspended indefinitely yesterday by a government order, remained hanging in the air today as the papers appeared with an announcement that they would suspend publication only after receiving a written order to do so. The order issued yesterday was given orally. No reason for the ban was given.

As the Jewish newspapers do not publish during the first two days of Succoti it is hoped that negotiations which will be conducted tomorrow, Friday and Saturday, may lead to the rescinding of the government ban on the Yiddish publications before they are due to appear on Sunday. The ban does not affect Jewish publications printed in the Spanish language.

The suspension of the papers has provoked much comment here in view of the fact that anti-Jewish newspapers are permitted to continue violent anti-Semitic agitation without any action by the authorities. Jewish newspapers have been required for some time to carry Spanish translations of their editorials and have conformed with this request. There are a number of Yiddish-language publications in Argentina, the largest of which are the daily newspapers Di Yiddishe Zeitung and the Yiddishe Presse.

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