Jerusalem, September 22, 2003

Family members of missing Argentine citizens to hold press conference
(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

Twenty family members of missing Jewish Argentine citizens whose loved ones disappeared and were abducted during the 1976-1983 period of military rule in Argentina ("desaparecidos") have arrived in Israel on a four-day visit at the behest of the Interministerial Committee on Missing Argentine Citizens.

During their stay, the visitors will meet Jewish Agency Chairman Sallai Meridor, Justice Ministry Director-General Aharon Abramovitz, new immigrants at a Jewish Agency absorption center, visit Yad Vashem and Hebrew University.

On Thursday, September 25, the visitors will attend the dedication of a memorial to the missing Argentine citizens in the Ben Shemen forest; President Moshe Katsav will also attend.

The visitors will tomorrow (Tuesday), September 23, at 10:00, hold a press conference, along with representatives of the Interministerial Committee on Missing Argentine Citizens at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem.