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Argentine Jewish Groups Send Condolences on Peron’s Death

The DAIA, the Buenos Aires Jewish community, the Federation of Argentine Jewish Communities, and the Argentine Zionist Organization have sent a joint letter to Mrs. Isabel Peron expressing the sorrow of Argentine Jews over the death of President Juan D. Peron. Peron died yesterday at the age of 73. His wife, who was Vice-President, is now President.

The letter, noting the mutual understanding between Peron and the Jewish community, said that “the Jewish community had numerous proofs of the categorical will of General Peron to avoid any kind of discrimination.” It pointed out that Peron placed great value on the cooperation of Argentine Jews in building the country and noted his friendship for Israel. DAIA president Dr. Nehemia Resnisky, and its secretary, Dr. Juan Gurevich, will lead a delegation representing the Jewish community at the funeral.