BUENOS AIRES (May. 18)
The Jewish community center in La Plata was severely damaged by a bomb explosion last night. Two women of the maintenance staff were injured. The DAIA, the central representative body of Argentine Jewry, telegraphed Interior Minister Francisco A. Imaz today demanding protection against the recent wave of vandalism aimed at the Jewish community. The La Plata bomb blast was denounced today at the third plenary session of the Latin American Jewish Congress. The delegates also referred to last week’s murder of an Israel Embassy employee in Asuncion, Paraguay by Arab terrorists and called for more action to fight anti-Semitism, terrorism and Arab propaganda in Latin America. The session also discussed plans to strengthen Jewish youth activities and community world. It adopted a resolution urging the World Jewish Congress’ Governing Council to call a world conference of Jewish communities in defense of Soviet Jewry when it meets in Montreal May 25-27.