BUENOS AIRES (Aug. 21)
About 2000 people attended a public meeting last night addressed by Pinhas Sapir, chairman of the Jewish Agency and World Zionist Organization Executives. The meeting, which marked the 80th anniversary of the Buenos Aires Jewish community (kehilla), was also addressed by its president, Chaim Rajchenberg, and Israeli Ambassador Ram Nirgad.
Sapir, fully recovered from the flu that had caused him to cancel a tour of provincial center, declared that in the aftermath of the Yom Kippur War the Arabs will listen to Israel’s peace proposals and expressed hope that a peace agreement will be reached soon. The former Israeli Finance Minister said that Israel desired economic independence, even from the Jewish people abroad. He stressed that efforts must continue to further the immigration of Soviet Jews to Israel.