Latin American General Zionists Hold Convention in Buenos Aires
Menu JTA Search

Latin American General Zionists Hold Convention in Buenos Aires

Download PDF for this date

A new spirit and dynamism are needed in the General Zionist movement, and “a straightforward Jewish position” must be taken against resurgent Nazism. Herzl Gesang, president of the Latin American Confederation of General Zionists, declared here today. He delivered the presidential address at the fifth annual convention of the Confederation, which opened here today.

Dr. Isaac Goldenberg, president of DAIA, the central body of organized Argentine Jewry, told the convention “we are now in a permanent fighting front” against neo-Nazism. Addresses were also delivered by Mark Turkow, Latin American representative of the World Jewish Congress; Jacques Torczyner, of the United States, who criticized the American State Department’s policy vis-a-vis the Middle East; and Joseph Serlin, a member of Knesset, Israel’s parliament. Mr. Serlin told the convention that the formation of the new United Arab Republic Federation constituted “only a mask for further Nasserist conquests, meaning greater and not lesser dangers for Israel. “

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund