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Washington Official Testifies on Discrimination Against Jews

Evidence of discrimination against Jews in the hiring of workers for American overseas projects in Moslem countries was revealed today in testimony published by a Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee.

Edward L. Keenan, Deputy Director of the N.Y. Bureau of Employment Security of the Department of Labor, testified on the recruitment of American workers for overseas contracts. “We have had a couple of unsatisfactory experiences in New York where they took some people through private agencies instead of from the free public employment service, ” he said. “The contractor had a contract in Arabian country and he did not want Jewish people and we told him that New York had an anti-discrimination law and he stopped his order with us and hired through private employment agencies.”