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80,000 at Opening of Latin-american Parley of World Jewish Congress in Buenos Aires

More than 30,000 persons jammed Luna Park to capacity today at the formal opening of the Latin-American Conference of the World Jewish Congress.

Dr. Nahum Goldmann, who was the principal speaker, said that concessions will have to be made to secure a solution of the Palestine problem, but added that the Yishuv is sufficiently strong “to prevent the exclusion of Jewry from the world’s agenda.” Dr. Goldmann deplored the anti-British propaganda of certain Jewish circles and scored terrorism as “a political crime.” He asserted that establishment of a Jewish state will not solve the problem of the world’s Jews, since for many years a majority will continue to live outside of Palestine. He stressed the importance of the World Jewish Congress as “a guarantee of Jewish unity.”

The meeting hall was bedecked with huge banners demanding dissolution of the DP camps, unrestricted immigration into Palestine and adoption of an open door immigration policy by all countries. The conference approved a resolution expressing its solidarity with the Jewish Agency.