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Argentine Jewish Group Protests Anti-semitic Article by University Director

The DAIA, central body of Argentine Jewry, has issued a statement protesting an article in the Peronist newspaper Tribuna by Prof. Carlos Pascali, director of the University of La Plata, in which he referred to Socialist leader Enrique Dickmann in anti-Semitic terms.

The DAIA, stressed that it was not taking sides in the dispute between Pascali and Dickmann, which arose when the Socialist leader’s son was dismissed from La Pleta University for having participated in a strike protesting the dismissal of anti-Peron faculty members.

Pascali wrote that Dickmann was “a typical son of Israel” and added that “it was not in vain that Shakespeare sought the protagonist of the Merchant of Venice among the descendants of the chosen race.”