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Hungarian Government to Allow Emigration of Jews Who Have Relatives in Israel

The Hungarian Government has decided to permit the relatives of Jews now in Israel to emigrate from Hungary, the New York Times reported today in a dispatch from Prague, The report said that an agreement to this effect is expected to be reached between Hungarian and Israeli officials next week.

The number of Hungarian Jews who will be able to proceed to the Jewish state under the terms of the agreement, the report noted, depends entirely on the definition of the word “relatives.” A majority of the 160,000 Jews now in Hungary have close or distant relatives in Israel. According to the Prague dispatch, the Hungarians said they could not at this time permit the departure of a large number of Jews, nor could the emigration of Jewish physicians, engineers and technicians be allowed.