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Jewish Agency Anticipates Emigration of Jews from Argentina

July 19, 1962
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The Jewish Agency has worked out detailed plans for the emigration from Argentina to Israel of Jews in the middle class income brackets, it was announced here today by Dr. Israel Goldstein upon his return from visits to Argentina and other Latin American centers.

“Argentine Jewry,” he said, “is restive. The political situation there is unstable, with various groupings, including neo-Nazis, seeking power. Due to the economic situation the Jews bear the brunt of the current crisis. They refrain from public appearances, do not even go to theatres. The staffs of two Jewish newspapers there often work behind closed shutters. Thus, the problem of emigration to Israel has become real and active there. Anti-Semitism is mounting in Latin America.”

Dr. Goldstein, president of Keren Hayesod, the fund raising arm of the World Zionist Organization, spent two weeks in Argentina during the height of the recent anti-Semitic manifestations there. Then he went to Uruguay, where anti-Semitism has burst forth.

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