Bomb Explodes in Front of Home of Jewish Leader in Argentina; No Damages

A bomb exploded today in front of the home of Dr. Jaime Pompas of Cordoba, a local Jewish leader who had protested to provincial authorities against similar attacks against the Sephardic synagogue and a Jewish-owned bank of Cordoba. The bomb did not cause any damages to the home of Dr. Pompas, who is president of the Cordoba section of the DAIA, the central representative agency for Argentine Jews.

The DAIA sent a letter to Interior Minister Guillermo Borda providing a detailed list of anti-Jewish incidents during the past few days. The DAIA charged, in the letter, that “certain elements” were trying to “involve our people in the Middle East war situation.” The DAIA reminded the Minister that in a recent statement to the organization on the anti-Jewish demonstrations, he had assured that the Government would act to guard “the social peace.”

About 100 Argentines demonstrated today in front of the Israel Embassy here today, denouncing “Jews” and “Yankee imperialism.” Police dispersed the demonstrators without incident.

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