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Argentine Jews Ask for Legislation Against Anti-jewish Acts

A delegation of the DAIA, the central representative body of Argentine Jewry, conveyed today to Interior Minister Rodolfo Martinez the hope that the Argentine Government would act quickly to obtain legislation to halt continuing incidents against Jews and Jewish property.

Dr. Isaac Goldenberg, DAIA president, cited the “persistent and unpunished” actions by organized groups which, he said, were able to continue such “aggressions” for lack of adequate repressive legislation. The Minister, who gave the delegation and its appeal a very friendly reception, hinted that his department was active in seeking such legislation.

The new Minister, who was named to the post last summer after the internal Argentine political situation stabilized to some degree, announced soon after his appointment that the Government would take vigorous action against anti-Semitic incidents.