Antisemitism in Argentina - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • David
    • 22.10.09 | 18:20 (IST)

    What else is new about Argentina? I have visited that beautiful country about 15 times since the mid 70's. Their antisemitism started more than a century ago, when Baron De Hirsch financed the acquisition of prime land to settle thousands of Jewish immigrants. Then, the rise of some xenophobic dictators, like Rosas, then later, appearance on the scene of philo-nazi characters, like Perón, Videla and Gualteri, who justified their misdeeds on the serendipitous activities of many liberal and left-leaning Jews in the 70's. However, the two main reasons, stem from eons before: antisemitism has been fed to many Argentinians through their mother's milk , and also, that Argentina never had a true separation of Church and State, the way Benito Juarez did in México (and, like the thousands of casualties, paid the price for it, about 150 years ago). What is surprising is in view of these circumstances, what are Israelis doing visiting there? Is ignorance bliss?. The Argentinian Jews, at least

    from the article: What can be done to stop the rise of anti-Semitism in Argentina?
    First published 13:22 22.10.09 | Last updated 14:28 22.10.09
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