Two Jewish Senators in Egyptian Parliament
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Two Jewish Senators in Egyptian Parliament

When the Egyptian Parliament opens today there will be two Jews among its members. Although according to the law, one representative is allowed to 50,000 population, this requirement was cut in order to enable the Jewish population of Komomba, which is below that figure, to have two representatives. They are Joseph Pasha and Aslan Cattani. Vice President of the Cairo Kehillah. The King further honored the Jews by appointing Joseph Depicciota Bey. Vice President of the Alexandria Kehillah and founder of the Pro-Palestine Society, a member of the Egyptian Economic Council.

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