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British Labor Group Calls for Diplomatic Break with West Germany

January 15, 1960
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The British Labor party called last night for action to prevent the spread of anti-Semitic manifestations. The international subcommittee of the party’s national executive committee declared that the appearance of swastikas and anti-Jewish slogans was “an ugly reminder that there is, even in this country, a small minority of people who support Fascism and all its beastly associations.”

Simultaneously, South Wales party leaders, meeting in Cardiff, decided to ask the Labor Party leaders and the Trades Union Congress to urge the British Government to break off diplomatic relations with West Germany until anti-Semitism there was halted.

Two Swedish political groups issued statements today expressing their “repugnance” over the recent wave of anti-Semitic incidents in their country, and calling upon the government for “effective interventions against all kinds of persecutions directed against any ethnic group. ” The statements came from the parliamentary group of the Liberal Peoples Party and the executive committee of the Swedish Social Democratic Youth Federation.

At Munich, the Parliament of Bavaria today approved a resolution condemning anti-Semitism.

In Buenos Aires, the Argentine Chamber of Deputies adopted a resolution strongly condemning racist manifestations and calling upon all international bodies to adopt methods for world-wide compliance with the provisions of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights,

The resolution repudiated every “expression of religious persecution or anti-Semitism, ” and urged the Argentine people to reject such actions.

In Paris, Minister Without Portfolio Jacques Soustelle told a meeting sponsored by the French Defense Committee for Democratic Action that “Anti-Semitism is playing the game of Communism and Nasser’s Pan-Arabism. “

In Brussels, the central committee of the Liberal ‘ Party, a member of the coalition government, adopted a resolution today condemning the anti-Semitic acts and calling upon the government to “do its utmost to discover the culprits and punish them severely, so as to prevent a resurgence to the dangerous Nasi spirit. “

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