Bar Association Now Supports Genocide Convention
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Argentine Inquiry Urged to Stem
Anti-Semitism, Synagogue Fires
LONDON (JTA) — The Institute of Jewish Affairs on Monday called
on the Argentine government to begin an inquiry into anti-Jewish and
Nazi literature being published in the Argentine.
The appeal accompanies a survey by the institute which names five
Nazi publishing houses, one of which has produced 17 brochures of "fun-
damental texts of National Socialism" since June, 1975, including ex-
tracts of Hitler's speeches. It has also issued three books by Goebbels,
writings of Nazi ideologist Alfried Rosenberg, and a volume of Nazi party
songs translated into Spanish.
The institute notes that a delegation of Argentine Jewish leaders
recently asked General Albano Harguindeguy, the interior minister,
whether it was possible to proceed against the incitement to religious and
racial hatred. It also quotes La Prensa, the Buenos Aires daily, which
recently asked why there had never been a proper investigation into the
clandestine entry into Argentina of thousands of Nazi agents and officers.
Two synagogues, a Jewish cultural center and a drug store in a
predominantly Jewish neighborhood in Buenos Aires were extensively
damaged by bomb explosions over the weekend. No one was injured.
Meanwhile the mother of Marcelo Ariel Gelman, 20, and Nora -Eva
Gelman, 19, presented a writ of habeas corpus in Federal Court in Buenos
BY DAVID FRIEDMAN
Aires in an effort to locate her two daughters who together with Marcelo's
NEW YORK (JTA) — Jimmy Carter
pregnant wife were kidnapped last week from their homes by six men.
refused to go on record Tuesday before
Juan Gelman, the father of Marcelo and Nora, a leading Jewish
a Jewish audience, most of whom were
Argentine poet and journalist, was forced to flee Argentina last year
rabbis, on whether he would move the
after receiving a death threat from an extreme right-wing organization,
United States embassy in Israel from
Argentine Anti-Communist Alliance (AAA). Juan Gelman is now
Tel Aviv to Jerusalem if he was elected
living in exile in Rome.
President. Acknowledging that such a
Meanwhile, a group calling itself the Argentine National Socialist Front
move was called for in the Democratic
Party's platform,.he said that he would
circulated a letter--in Washington claiming responsibility for the weekend
like to reserve his decision based on
bombings according to the Washington Post.
conditions that will exist when he is in
The letter said the Friday bombings of the Jewish institutions marked
the White House. (See Commentary,
the opening of a campaign of "diverse punitive
operations against important elements of interna-
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tional Judaism." The letter also said the group was
thus identifying "those who are principally re-
sponsible for the Argentine disaster and national
disintegration." The letter said the "war" would
end only with "the extermination of the Jewish-
By MURRAY ZUCKOFF
A government spokesman described the group
Executive Editor, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
as an "unimportant minority" and said that a deci-
NEW YORK (JTA)— A growing number of Jewish communal
sion could be expected within the next two weeks
officials in this country, particularly those keeping track of de-
on demands for a stop to distribution of bound
velopments in Latin America as they affect the Jewish com-
reprints of Hitler's speeches, distributed by
munities there, are expressing concern, in private if not yet in
Editorial Milicia, a publishing house which also
public, over what they consider to be a dangerous and self-
has issued reprints of the notorious Protocols of
defeating trend in some of the Jewish communities south of the
the Elders of Zion, • a classic anti-semitic prop-
Jewish organizational representatives in a number of Latin
aganda piece. Complaints were made by the
American countries tend to maintain silence about individual
Argentine Catholic Church and DAIA., the central
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agency of Argentine Jewry.
Ford, Carter, Kissinger Week-End
Speakers at Bnai Brith Convention;
Carter Hedges on Jerusalem Plank
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Presi-
dential candidates are expected to
bring their. campaign to the Jewish
community next week with appear-
ances at Bnai Brith's biennial conven-
tion in Washington. .David M. Blum-
berg, president of the 500,000-member
Jewish service organization, an-
nounced that Jimmy Carter, the Demo-
cratic Party nominee, had accepted an
invitation to address the convention.
White House indications "make us
hopeful that President Ford will also be
able to participate," Blumberg added.
Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger,
Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey (D-Minn.) and
Israel's Ambassador Simha Dinitz will
also address the six-day convention
which opens Tuesday.
The last Bnai Brith convention held
in Washington, in 1968, featured cam-
paign appearances by Nixon and Hum-
Vice presidential candidates Robert
Dole and Walter Mondale are
scheduled to speak at the end of the
week in New York at the national con-
vention of the Zionist Organization of
America, and Dinitz and Jerusalem
Mayor Teddy Kollek are scheduled to
appear in Los Angeles next week-end
at Israel Bonds' Fall Leadership Plan-
Editor Warns of Failures
to Act Against Latin Bias
Southern Lebanese Seek Israel's Protection
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Villagers in southern Lebanon have asked for the Israeli army's protection after
fighting off a terrorist attack on Ein Ebel village Monday. Four terrorists and three villagers were killed and a
fourth villager, a youth of 17, was wounded and brought to the government -hospital in Safad for treatment.
Ein Ebel, a Marointe Christian village, is located near the Israeli border five kilometers north of Dovev, site
of an Israeli medical station. The terrorist attack on Ein Ebel was believed to have been a reprisal for the local
villagers growing contacts with Israel for medical purposes and trade. The terrorists opened fire when their
armored car was stopped at a road block outside Ein Ebel and the villagers asked for identification.
The Israeli army was put on alert because the incident was the second in two days. Defense Minister Shimon
Peres disclosed that on Sunday Lebanese villagers dismantled two rocket launchers set up by terrorists and
aimed at Israel. He said this indicated that the Lebanese were anxious to keep the border region quiet.
Meanwhile, a Lebanese father of eight from the township of Zahleh, who was suffering from a heart ailment, is
recovering from heart surgery at the- Rambam Hospital in Haifa.
In another "Operation Good Fence" policy, Foreign Minister Yigal Allon revealed that Israel is considering
allowing students from southern Lebanon to study in Israeli universities.
In Washington, the State Department said it has "no intention" of opening an embassy "or any office" in
Christian-controlled areas of Lebanon. Spokesman Robert Funseth made that assertion when he was asked
whether U.S. diplomats. Robert Houghton and David Mack, who conferred last week with Christian leaders,
including President-elect Elias Sarkis, had been asked to establish a U.S. mission in Christian-held territory.
Funseth said that the U.S. has "no specific plan" for the settlement of Lebanon's continuing crisis and
vigorously denied implications that the U.S. may favor a division of Lebanon by partition or zones.
Meanwhile, Newsweek magazine reported that Israel is using members of a 30-year old spy net in Lebanon
A Lebanese boy bursts into tears while being of- that was used in Israel's War of Independence to watch for Arab arm shipments. The spys, and their sons.
fered candy by touring Israel Bond leaders at an Israeli according to Newsweek, are now helping Israel to blockade arm shipments to the Moslem and leftist forces in
the Lebanese war.
medical post along the Lebanese border.