Argentine Government Bans Pro-israeli Mass Meeting

Buenos Aires police, acting on instructions from the Federal Government prohibited a mass meeting, scheduled for tonight, to demonstrate Argentine Jewry’s solidarity with Israel.

An official statement pointed out that “a war has broken out between countries friendly to Argentina and in order to avoid actions which could disturb the diplomatic relations of our country and also cause disturbances here.” The Federal police did not authorize the holding of the meeting.

Patricio Pueyrredon, head of the neo-Nazi ultra-nationalist Tacuara youth movement, said he had volunteered at the Egyptian Embassy for service in Egypt.

Many Jews queued up at improvised stations here to donate blood for wounded Israelis. The Catholic Center for Social Studies declared in a statement today its firm support to Israel, “whose millenary culture has been assimilated by Christianity and with whom we feel united by faith in a single God.”

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