BUENOS AIRES (May. 16)
A mass demonstration of solidarity with Israel and for peace in the Middle East was held in the principal theatre in La Plata here. More than a thousand persons gathered at the meeting, organized by the Zionist Central Council with the cooperation of the Ezra Society and other Jewish institutions. The meeting was supported by leading non-Jewish personalities.
Speakers included Socialist leader Delia Etcheverre, who praised the Israeli social experiment; Dr. Vincente Solano Lima, Democrat leader and a member of the National Consultative?. Board–which replaced Parliament under the Provisional Government–who stressed that Israel was a peaceful country since democracies are not aggressive; and Dr. Crisologo Larralde, chairman of the Provincial Board of the Radical Party–the most important party here–who expressed solidarity with the State of Israel. Dr. Isaac Goldenberg, chairman of the Argentine Zionist Council, was the only Jewish speaker at the rally.