Peronist Members of Parliament Split on Anti-jewish Proposal

Informed sources said today that no immediate action was likely by the Chamber of Deputies on a Peronist proposal submitted to the Chamber on July 6, calling for a Congressional investigation of Jewish organizations and their ties with Israel.

The proposal was offered by Juan Carlos Cornejo Linares, who couched it in terms which Jewish spokesmen called openly anti-Semitic. The sources said the proposal might remain quiescent for months before being taken up for consideration.

Meanwhile, the Peronist daily, Democracia, declared today that not all deputies of the party were in agreement with Linares’ charges against Jewish and Zionist groups in Argentina. The daily added that this was the tenor of informal statements made by Peronist members of Parliament to Jewish leaders.

In a related development, the Democratic Socialist Party formally denounced today a recent statement by a retired Air Force officer, Gen. Gilberto Oliva, which asserted that there was a Zionist “conspiracy” to infiltrate all aspects of Argentine life. The Democratic Socialist statement, which appeared in Vanguardia, the party’s official publication, also denounced the Linares proposal.

The party also assailed the anti-Jewish and anti-Zionist activities of Arab League representatives in Argentina, which it called “manifestations contrary to our country’s traditional democratic attitude toward racial and religious groups.”

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