BUENOS AIRES (Dec. 18)
An extremist Catholic organization, Unitas Argentina, has posted bills all over the capital announcing that a church mass will be held Dec. 22 “for the fallen in the fight for the liberation of Palestine and Arab refugee victims of aggression.” The mass will be conducted by Father Julio Meinvielle, an anti-Semitic priest, and will be held in the Metropolitan Cathedral, an Argentinean national shrine.
Prominent Argentine writers, intellectuals and professionals have expressed solidarity with a resolution adopted by the Latin American Conference on Soviet Jewry in Santiago. Chile several months ago which demanded an end to the pression of the cultural and religious rights of Soviet Jews and their right to emigrate if they wish. The DAIA, central representative body of Argentine Jewry, reported today that it has received letters from many distinguished non-Jews supporting the Conference’s stand which, the writers note, coincided with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations 20 years ago.