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Peronist Daily Blacklists Jewish Groups and Leaders; Accuses Them of Being Traitors

Argentine Jewish organizations were included today in a blacklist of organizations and leaders accused of treason by the Peronist daily, “Democracia,” which claims a 375,000 circulation.

Among the Jewish groups mentioned in the blacklist are the DATA, central Jewish representative body in Argentina, and the Zionist Central Council, representing all Zionist organizations in this country. The blacklist cites as “traitors” Dr. Abraham Mibashan, Jewish Agency representative here, and Jacob Lightman, director of the Latin American department of the Joint Distribution Committee.

A joint statement replying to the accusation is expected to be issued shortly by the blacklisted Jewish groups. Jewish leaders included in the blacklist also plan to call on the editor of the Peronist daily to protest the inclusion of their names in the list.