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Jewish Leader Says There is No Anti-semitism in Argentina

The hope that Argentina will shortly recognize the government of Israel was voiced here today by Egon Glueksmann, president of the General Zionist Organization of Latin America, who has just arrived for a brief stay in New York.

In a statement to the press he cited President Juan Peron’s oft-repeated beast that under his regime “there is no anti-Semitism in Argentina.” On the contrary, Glucksmann said, President Peron was desirous of seeing “all facilities for a good life placed at the disposal of the Jewish population in Argentina.”

“Argentina and Israel are both growing counties,” the Buenos Aires Jewish leader said, “and there is every reason to believe that they will be of mutual help to each other, both in trade and industrial relations, as well as culturally.” Many prominent Argentine businessmen, he pointed out, both Jews and non-Jews, are interested in investing capital in Israel’s industrial future, which they see as “the new undeveloped frontier in the world of industry.”