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Iraq Government Reported to Have Given Permission for 50, 000 Jews to Fly to Israel

More than 50,000 Jews will be flown from Iraq to Israel in the greatest air migration in history, it was reported here today in a dispatch from Bagdad.

The dispatch said that more than 5,000 Jews have already received permission to leave. Unofficial sources believe that another 48,000 Jews have filed applications which are not yet processed. The report said that the Iraq Government had granted permission to fly the Jews out to an American charter company–Near East Transport.