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Argentina Expresses Regret over Tar-bombing of Israel Embassy

Acting on instructions from the Foreign Minister Argentine Chief of Protocol Minister Federico Bernini called today at the Israel Embassy here to express the regrets of the Argentine Government over the fact that bottles of tar had been thrown on the embassy building during a Catholic march which was held on Sunday in a demonstration against the government.

Sr. Bernini condemned the act. The demonstration was not anti-Jewish in character and was directed primarily against the government which had banned the catholic march Tar bottles were also thrown, during the demonstration, on the buildings of the Yugoslav Peruvian and Mexican embassies. An Israel Embassy official said that the damage to the Israel building was “practically nil.”

(A group of capitalists of Israel is negotiating with the Government of Argentina to make large-scale investments in that republic according to Noticias, a publication of the Council for Inter-American Cooperation. The investments would include the construction of several factories, such as watch and cement manufacturing plants.)

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