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Daia Leaders Hail Agreement Reached Between J.c.a. and Argentine Jewish Colonists

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The recent agreement reached between the Jewish Colonization Association in London and a delegation of Jewish colonists from Argentina who are settled on J.C.A. land was hailed here today at a press conference arranged by the Daia, central representative body of Argentine Jewry.

Dr. Ricardo Dubrovsky, president of the Daia, emphasized that the fact that the Argentine Jewish community has now secured the right to appoint a member to the J.C.A. Council will make it possible to begin a new chapter in Jewish colonization work in Argentina. The lack of a direct contact between the local colonies and the J.C.A. Council in London has been responsible for many misunderstandings in the past, he said.

It was revealed to the conference that the Jewish Colonization Association will allocate 100,000 pesos to the Fraternidad Agraria, an organization which represents the Argentine Jewish colonists. This sum will be granted in 1951. Leaders of the Daia at the same time reported that the general trend among Jewish colonists in Argentina is now toward settling in urban areas. The agreement reached in London between the delegation of the colonists and the J.C.A. may have, therefore, come too late in spite of all its positive aspects.

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