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Argentina Considers Deportation of Arab Anti-jewish Propagandist

August 10, 1964
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Plans for the possible expulsion from this country of Hussein Triki, the Arab League representative who has been conducting an anti-Semitic campaign here, are being considered by the Government, a high Argentine official disclosed here today.

Triki has intensified his anti-Semitic activities in recent months through press conferences, public statements and his monthly publication, “Nacion Arabe,” in all of which he links Zionism, Israel and the Argentine Jewish community with charges that an alleged “Zionist conspiracy is at work, using Castro Communists as a cover.”

Triki is an Egyptian, and is in this country for the professed purpose of aiding closer ties between Latin American and Arab countries. However, Government officials are coming closer to the conviction expressed repeatedly by leaders of liberal Argentinians, as well as of Jewish organizations, that he is devoting most of his efforts to the fanning of anti-Semitism, playing into the hands of anti-democratic, pro-totalitarian Argentine forces.

Meanwhile, Juan Palmero, Minister of the Interior, said today that he is studying means for eliminating the anti-Semitic outbreaks that have disturbed Argentina in recent months. Last week, President Arturo Illia promised leaders of the Democratic Progressive Party here that he would tighten criminal code regulations for the complete outlawing of the Tacuara and other anti-Semitic movements in this country. Officially, those organizations are banned now, but they continue to operate.

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