MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (Oct. 30)
The South American section of the World Jewish Congress took a first step toward broadening its base to become a major Jewish representative body on the continent, At the closing session of the fifth conference of Latin American Jewish communities here today, resolutions were adopted to expand the WJ Congress executive to embrace major Jewish communities, youth organizations and the World Zionist Organization in addition to the various national Jewish bodies. The WZO representation will be through South American members of the Zionist Actions Committee.
Other resolutions dealt with the critical situation of Jews in Arab countries and in Eastern Europe, and solidarity with Israel. Two committees were established for political action and community problems respectively. Earlier, the conference played host to Uruguayan Government ministers, members of parliament and the diplomatic corps at a reception marking United Nations Day. Dr. Venancio Flores, the Foreign Minister of Uruguay, compared his country’s struggle for independence and security in the last century with Israel’s today.