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Warning Sounded on Rise of Neo-nazism in Latin America

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The rise of neo-Nazi activities and anti-Semitism in Latin America and elsewhere was the leading item on the agenda of the five-day conference of Latin American Jewish Communities which opened in Sao Paulo Sunday night attended by some 300 delegates from 12 countries. The conference is sponsored by the World Jewish Congress Latin American Section and the World Zionist Organization.

Meanwhile, Rabbi Henry Sobel of the Congregation of Central European Jews in Sao Paulo (CIP), warned of inroads made by the Palestine Liberation Organization representative in Brazil, Farid Sawan, in his propaganda campaign aimed at Brazilian students. Speaking on “A Voz Israelita,” the Jewish radio program in Rio de Janeiro, Sobel referred to the recent anti-Israel pro-PLO rally by over 350 student leaders, some of them Jewish, in Piracicabo, 100 miles from Sao Paulo.

Sawan also addressed the second annual conference of 21 Palestinian organizations in Brazil in Porto Alegre last Sunday. It was attended by the Ambassadors of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Morocco and Kuwait. Sawan told them that 27,000 Palestinians live in Brazil.

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