Petition League to Aid Yemenite Jews
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Petition League to Aid Yemenite Jews

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Declaring that the Yemenite Jews live virtually in a state of slavery, a memorandum submitted by the Jewish League of Nations Society of Bulgaria petitions the League to exert influence in behalf of the impoverished Jewish population of Yemen.

The memorandum on the subject of slavery in the Near East suggests among other endeavors that influence should be brought with the Imam to permit the emigration of 40,000 Jews from the country. The Palestine Government, the memorandum declares, should be urged to permit these emigrants to enter that country. Pecuniary and economic considerations should have no weight when the existence of many human lives is concerned. Conditions should be created to enable the transfer of these Yemenite Jews and their settlement in the Jewish national home, the memorandum urges.

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