National Assembly of Argentine Jews Proclaims 1967 As Emergency Year

An extraordinary national assembly of Argentine Jews, held here this weekend, proclaimed 1967 as a year of emergency and called for concentration of all Argentine Jewry’s efforts to give material and other aid to the people of Israel. Dr. Harry Swarsensky, Buenos Aires editor, presided at the conference.

The three major Argentine Jewish organizations, DAIA, the representative body, the Federation of Argentine Jewish Communities and the Argentine Zionist Organization, published a statement denouncing charges of aggression against Israel made to the United Nations General Assembly by Premier Aleksei Kosygin of the Soviet Union. The statement noted that while the Soviet Union had condemned Israel as the “aggressor,” it was the Soviet Union which had supplied billions of dollars in arms to the Arab world. The statement called for direct Arab-Israeli negotiations leading to “a fruitful and durable peace in the Middle East.”

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