BUENOS AIRES (May. 19)
More than 10,000 persons attended a mass meeting here last night marking the launching of the United Jewish Campaign. Principal speaker at the meeting was Zaiman Shazar, former member of the Israel Cabinet, who hoisted the Argentine flag, while Dr. Mordecal Shneerson, Israeli Charge D’Affaires in Buenos Aires, hoisted the Israel flag.
At the opening of the annual national conference of the united campaign it was reported that in 1951 ten per cent more was raised than in the previous year. The session was opened by Jose Ventura, co-chairman of the drive and the 400 delegates attending the gathering were greeted by Dr. Ricardo Dubrovsky, president of the DAIA, central representative body of Argentine Jewry, and Dr. Julio Filer, vice president of the Buenos Aires Jewish Community. Mr. Shazar, addressing the conference, lauded Argentine Jewry for their warm support to Israel.