Kennedy Informed in Person on Anti-semitic Outages

President Kennedy was today informed in person of anti-Semitic outrages in Argentina and Uruguay by national commander Theodore Brooks of the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A.

Mr. Brooks stated upon leaving the White House that the President’s interest made him hopeful that steps would be taken by the United States Government. Mr. Brooks provided President Kennedy with details of the recent outbreaks in Argentina and Uruguay and stressed that Latin states seeking assistance from the Alliance for Progress should adhere to principles respecting human rights.

The White House does not permit verbatim quotation of the President’s comments in such conversations, but it was apparent that Mr. Brooks was well satisfied in connection with the South American issue. Mr. Brooks was accompanied by Felix Putterman, JWV national legislative representative.

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