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Peron Expresses Sympathy for Families of Jews Hanged in Egypt

February 4, 1955
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President Juan Peron expressed today his sympathy for the families of the two Jews hanged by the Egyptians in Cairo earlier this week and his understanding of the concern of the Jews over the affair. He made this statement at an audience he granted a delegation of officers of major Jewish organizations in the Argentine.

Meanwhile, it was decided today that all Jewish shops in Buenos Aires would close for a two-hour period of mourning next Monday for the executed Jews. A huge protest meeting has been scheduled for the same day by the Jewish organizations. A joint statement protesting the Egyptian action was issued today by the DAIA, central representative Jewish organization here, the Jewish Community Council, the United Israel Appeal and the Central Zionist Council.

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