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Latin Americans Support Move at U.N. on Soviet Anti-semitism

Many Latin American countries today promised full support for any move which Israel may make against the Soviet anti-Jewish campaign at the seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly which resumed here this afternoon.

The Israeli delegation said today that it was “greatly heartened” by the support it had received. Israeli diplomats have been in touch with Latin American delegates as well as the representatives of other countries on the issue of Communist anti-Semitism. It is expected that within a few days both the Latin American and the Israeli delegations will have made up their minds on what specific action they should take.

The State of Israel will present its case against anti-Semitism in Soviet Russia and its satellite nations before the U. N. General Assembly the “second week in March,” Harry Zinder, member of the Israel delegation today told 300 leaders of Hadassah, meeting at the Henry Hudson Hotel in New York.

The Israel delegation to the United Nations, he said, plans to make Soviet anti-Semitism and the implications behind it “a major issue” at the current session of the General Assembly. He revealed that the Israel delegation was now preparing its case, which will be a comprehensive review of the causes and effects of Soviet anti-Semitism. In preparing its case, Mr. Zinder said, “Israel’s major consideration will be concern for the safety and well-being of the 2,500,000 Jews remaining behind the Iron Curtain.”

There is still no indication whether Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett will come to the U.N. session. He is due to visit Latin America late in March and it is hoped that he may push forward the date of his departure from Israel so that he may attend part of the Assembly session.

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