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Argentine Home Secretary Voices Official Condemnation of Anti-semitic Terrorism

Home Secretary Angel C. Borlenghi, receiving a Jewish delegation, voiced official condemnation of the anti-Semitic incidents here, the most recent of which was the bombing of the main Buenos Aires synagogue at dawn Saturday.

Police have not yet apprehended the terrorists, although the premises of the pro-fascist Alianza were raided yesterday. The Alianza has issued a statement denying responsibility for the blast, but it is viewed here as a tactical maneuver.

Influential sections of the Argentine press are demanding prompt police action to curb anti-Jewish terrorism, which has continued unmolested for almost a year. The leading daily La Prensa wonders editorially whether it is really impossible to find the persons responsible. The Yiddish daily Dr. Presse asks the authorities to act before the Jews find it necessary “to resort to self-defense.”