Daia Protests Anti-semitic Statements

The DAIA has protested to the Rector of Buenos Aires National University. Eduardo Mangiante, against the anti-Semitic statements of Horacio Calderon, the University’s newly appointed press director. In a telegram to Mangiante, Dr. Nehemias Resnizky and Moises Camji, president and acting secretary of the DAIA, expressed astonishment that the Rector did not repudiate Calderon’s statements which, they said, were incitements to civil strife.

The DAIA also protested to the Argentine Interior Minister, Dr. Angel Federico Robledo who is chairman of the Justicialist (Peronist) Party, over the recent proliferation of anti-Semitic acts. Calderon, who is a leader of the Peronist Youth organization, alleged that international Judaism was a sinister force behind disorders in Argentina and the world at large. He made that charge in his new book “Argentina Judia” (Jewish Argentina) and I a speech at a press reception here two weeks ago where the book was formally introduced.

The reception was held at the Eva Peron House, headquarters of the Justicialist Party. The DAIA leaders said Calderon was trying to create the impression that the party endorsed his views. They said Calderon was not the only public figure fomenting strife by applauding the anti-Zionist resolutions adopted by the United Nations General Assembly last year.

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