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Iran Will Extend Hospitality to Jewish Refugees, Will Not Deport Them, Embassy Says

The Iranian Embassy in London has assured the Agudas Israel that Iran will extend to Iraqi Jewish refugees full hospitality and will not put into effect deportation orders which have been issued against some of them, it was reported here today at a meeting of the European executive of the Agudah.

The parley also was told that the organization has approached the authorities in West Germany concerning the future relations between the Bonn Government and the Jewish communities and rabbinates in Germany, and that the German officials’ reaction has been favorable. H.A. Goodman, political secretary of the Agudah, speaking of the Cabinet crisis in Israel said that “we would deeply regret any break in the government coalition,” but “we feel that the whole future of the Yishuv is endangered unless the state of Israel adopts a more positive attitude” toward religious education in the immigrant camps.