Argentine Governor Names Street After Dr. Herzl; Lauds Jews
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Argentine Governor Names Street After Dr. Herzl; Lauds Jews

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The government of the Province of Buenos Aires today named a street in its capital in honor of Theodor Herzl, founder of modern Zionism, the 50th anniversary of whose death is being celebrated throughout the world.

In a proclamation specifying the renaming of a street in the city of Eva Per on, capital of the province, the Governor, Major Carlos Aloe, paid tribute to Dr. Herzl as a humanist, man of letters and founder of the Zionist movement. Major Aloe noted the manifold signs of friendship between the States of Israel and Argentina, and stressed that his action in naming the street for Dr. Herzl was another expression of the friendship and respect accorded the people of Israel by the Argentine people.

In the same proclamation, the Governor hailed the role of local Jewry in the development of Argentina, and pointed out that President Juan Per on and the nation at large recognized their contributions. The proclamation also authorized the erection of a plaque on Herzl Street to commemorate this event, and called on the people of the province to join the government in paying its respects to the late Zionist leader.

The DAIA, central representative organization of Argentine Jewry, today wired Gov. Aloe its appreciation for his proclamation and for the attitude of Argentina on this matter. Speaking for Argentine Jewry, the DAIA recorded its great pleasure over this “noble gesture” which is in consonance with President Peron’s policy of friendship toward Jewry.

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