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Shenker Draws Bleak Picture of Argentinian Jewry

Avraham Shenker, chairman of the World Zionist Organization’s department for organization and information, said that his recent visit to Argentina left him with “deep concern for Argentinian Jewry.”

Shenker said Argentina’s half million Jews are uneasy over the recent political developments in that country. While on one hand there is a feeling that Jews have equal opportunities at all levels, on the other hand there is a strong anti-Semitic trend, especially in Peronist circles. In Buenos Aires, he said, he encountered leaflets signed by the Juvento Revolutionarista–Young Revolutionaries–a group that accuses Jews of smuggling money out of the country through the Israel Discount Bank.