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Argentine Leader Brands Anti-semitism As “product of Ignorance”

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Anti Semitism in Argentina is a product of “ignorance.” Arturo Frondizi, one of the most important leaders of the major political party in Argentina, declared here today in an interview with the Yiddishe Zeitung, largest Jewish daily in South America.

Sr. Frondizi, a member of the policy making body of the Union Civica Radical, pointed out that two of the eight members of that group are Jews. He noted that he had often been accused by his political enemies of being a Jew. This is not true, he said, but he is “proud” of being called a Jew.

Sr. Frondizi cited the active part played by Argentine Jews in the development of the country. Admitting that there is some “reticence” toward Jews in some Argentine groups, he insisted that it was due to “ignorance” and that “those who know Jews intimately, value them.”

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