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Iraq Kingdom Presses Drive Against Jews

Officials of the government of Iraq are extending widely the anti-Jewish policy adopted in that kingdom, reports reaching here today indicated.

Twenty Jewish officials in the Ministries of Economics and Communications have been dismissed abruptly. Some of them have been in government employ for the last fifteen years.

Other Jewish government employees returning to their posts after celebrating the Jewish Holy Days, found their desks and writing pads decorated with the Nazi swastika emblem.

At the same time attempts to persuade the Iraqui government t# lift its wholesale ban on Jewish newspapers failed utterly. Not only has the government banned all Jewish publications, but non-Jewish papers from the United States and Great Britain containing articles friendly to the Jews were also prohibited from entering the country.

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