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Argentine Jews Protest Deportations to Cyprus; Demand Freeing of Jewish Leaders

The deportation to Cyprus of Jewish refugees attempting to enter Palestine was condemned last night at a mass meeting here. A resolution adopted at the rally expressed solidarity with the imprisoned leaders of the Jewish Agency.

The DAIA, central representative body of Argentine Jews, and the Zionist Central Council have sent joint cables to Prime Minister Attlee and President Truman protesting both the deportations and the arrests. The message to Attlee voiced the organizations’ “deep indignation” at Britain’s attempt to “strangle Jewish immigration by violence.” The President was urged to intercede for the liberation of the Jewish leaders and “not to allow Jews to be forced into a new ghetto in Palestine.”