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Latin American Immigrants Establish Negev Settlement; Sinking of “altalena” Marked

June 14, 1949
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The first settlement to be established in Israel exclusively by immigrants from Latin America was dedicated today in the Negev. Among the settlers are descendants of Jews who settled in Argentina under the auspice of the Jewi3h Colonization Association several decades ago.

The first anniversary of the sinking of the Irgun gun-runner, Altalena, was marked on Tel Aviv’s beach yesterday by members of the Freedom Party. A ceremony was held near the battered vessel with wreaths lowered into the sea and flags draped at half-mast in memory of those who lost their lives at the time of the ship’s foundering.

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