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Britain Will “sympathetically Consider” Individual Cases of Iraqi Jews

The British Home Office will “sympathetically consider” individual cases of Iraqi Jews affected by the recent Iraqi Government order to those resident in this country to register immediately with the Iraqi Embassy and to return to Iraq within two months, it was disclosed today.

The Home Office informed the Board of Deputies of British Jews which has intervened to aid Iraqi Jews living in Britain and affected by the Iraqi Government order, that it is not prepared to issue a general directive allowing these Iraqi Jews to remain in Britain, but would sympathetically consider individual cases. The Iraqi authorities recently published advertisements in British newspapers instructing Jews holding Iraqi nationality to register and to arrange for their return home.