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The protest by President Roosevelt against Argentina’s ban on the Yiddish press will be formally presented to the Argentine Government even though the ban has been hurriedly lifted, the New York Times reports in an editorial under the title “Anti-Semitism in Argentine.”

“The protest,” the editorial says, “will have behind it that solid majority of American opinion which recognizes anti-Semitism not merely as an evil in itself, but as the inevitable symptom of black reaction against free men and free institutions.”

A cable received by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency from Montevideo says that the press in Argentina was permitted to publish the text of President Roosevelt’s statement, but without any comments. An official communique issued yesterday by the Argentine Government announcing the lifting of the ban against the Yiddish news papers, reads:

“The situation concerning newspapers written in Yiddish and in Russian was clarified yesterday before the Department of Press and Information, and their suspension has been lifted, Their editorials will appear with their respective Spanish translation.” (Simultaneously, it was announced that Gustavo Martinez Zeviria, 70-year-old author of violently anti-Semitic works, has been appointed Minister of Justice and Education.)

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