2000 Protest Anti-zionist Draft
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2000 Protest Anti-zionist Draft

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An overflow crowd estimated at more than 2000 people protested last night against the UN draft resolution equating Zionism with racism and urged the Argentine government to change its abstention in the Third Committee to a vote against the measure when it comes before the General Assembly plenary.

That demand was made by Dr. Nehemias Resnizky, president of the DAIA, the central representative body of Argentine Jewry, in his address to the protestors who filled the Coliseo Theater, Dr. Resnizky observed that abstention was only a milder form of acceptance. He castigated the UN Third Committee for adopting a resolution which, he said, was in effect a new edition of the Nuremburg Laws.

The mass rally was sponsored by the DAIA, the Buenos Aires Jewish Community Council, the Argentine Zionist Organization, the Sephardi Coordinating Committee, and various youth group. Messages of support were received from former President Arturo Frondizi; the prominent Argentine writer Ernesto Sabato; Prof. Jose Luis Romero, the former Rector of Buenos Aires University; and Rafael Martinez Raymonda, secretary general of the Democratic Progressive Party.

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