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Acts of Vandalism Against Jewish Institutions Linked to Extremist Groups

Recent acts of vandalism against Jewish institutions here are linked by local Jewish leaders to extremist groups acting in concert with Arab League agents, who are fostering anti-Semitism in the guise of anti-Zionism. The situation was the subject of a letter sent to the Minister of Interior, Gen. Francisco Imaz, by the DAIA, the central representative body of Argentine Jewry. The letter noted that tar bombs were thrown two weeks ago on the building housing the Sociedad Hebraica Argentina. Since them the local Wizo (Women’s Zionist Organization) and B’nai B’rith head quarters were similarly attacked and shots were fired through the windows of the Jewish Education Center. The DAIA attributed these acts to anti-Jewish incitement in newspapers and books published by extremist nationalist organizations with which the Arab League has had close contacts.