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British Jews Will Intervene with Their Government on Status of Jews in North Africa

The Board of Deputies of British Jews today announced that it will make respresentations to the British Government with a view to establishing the exact status of the Jews in North Africa since it is not clear to what extent the Jewish population there has had its rights restored by the Darlan administration.

Lord Nathan, addressing a meeting of the Board of Deputies, urged that the atmosphere of world sympathy for the Jews in Europe which has been created by the joint declaration of the Allied Nations against the Nazi massacres of Jews. should be utilized for practical steps. He expressed the opinion that the labor schedule system which the Palestine Government applies in admitting Jewish immigrants should be abolished in the case of Jews who succeed in escaping from the Nazis and Nazi-dominated countries. As to the restoration of the Jews in North Africa to their former positions, he emphasized that “the United Nations have the power to do something there, therefore they must do it.”