New York (Aug. 13)
The admission of Transjordan into the United Nations was opposed yesterday by the Soviet Union’s delegate on the Security Council’s membership committee during a discussion of Transjordan’s application for membership.
At the same time, Afghanistan was accepted by the membership committee despite the opposition of the World Jewish Congress which submitted a memorandum outlining the persecution of Jews in that country.
The memorandum reported that the 5,000 Jews in Afghanistan are forced to reside in ghettos created under the influence of Nazi agents who infiltrated the country during the Hitler regime. It charged that Jews are barred from productive employment, from the police and military forces and from all public offices.