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Jews in Iran and Afghanistan Suffer Under Restrictions, Surv

Jews in Iran and Afghanistan live under ### conditions and suffer from certain restrictions although in Iran they are “e### among equals” under the law and have not been subjected to outright official ### tion, a study released today by the World Jewish Congress establishes.

The study, which was prepared by Dr. Nehemia Robinson, director of ### Institute of Jewish Affairs, says that in Iran there are today about 80,000 ### these, one percent are wealthy, 10 percent are in the middle class and about ### cent “eke out a precarious living.” The remainder live far below the min### istence levels of even the extremely low Iranian standards and “desperately ### assistance.” From the founding of the State of Israel through June 1, 1952, ### 25,000 Iranian Jews have emigrated there, the study shows.

In Afghanistan, conditions were even worse, according to the study. Th### ish population of about 5,000 live precariously, with many children never ### to leave the courtyard of their houses. Nearly 2,000 Afghan Jews have re### Israel during the period from the lifting of the emigration ban in 1950 through ### May, 1952.

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