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Jewish Congress Urges Stronger Action Against Argentine Terrorists

A request that the Argentine Government act quickly by effective legislation and administrative measures to fulfill the pledge of Interior Minister Carlos Adrogue to suppress anti-Semitic outrages was expressed this week at a meeting of the World Jewish Congress executive here.

The executive expressed dissatisfaction over the “inadequate steps” taken so far by Argentine police to deal promptly and effectively with the perpetrators of anti-Semitic attacks.

A.L. Easterman, WJC political secretary, reported on his talks with the Argentine Ambassador in London to whom he submitted a memorandum on the anxiety and indignation of Jews over the anti-Semitic incidents. He said that Argentine envoys in London and other European capitals had expressed a sympathetic understanding of the seriousness of the anti-Semitic events and that they had agreed to convey to the Argentine Government requests for immediate action to prevent recurrence of the incidents and to suppress anti-Semitic propaganda and incitement in Argentina.

The WJC official also reported that he had conferred with the Uruguayan Ambassador in London on recent anti-Jewish outrages in Montevideo and that the envoy had agreed to convey to his Government the concern of the World Jewish Congress and its request for urgent investigation into the makeup and activities of anti-Semitic groups.

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