Lebanon Refuses to Permit Entry of Turkish-jews As Tourists

The Lebanon has refused to permit Turkish Jews to enter the country as part of a “tourist crusade” which is expected to bring thousands of Turkish nationals into various countries in the Middle East, it was learned here today.

Previously, Egypt gave permission for Turkish Jews associated with the tour to enter the country for a visit. Many Jews had shown an interest in the trip because they could have thus visited relatives and friends in the Arab states.

The Turkish tourist association which is organizing the tour has informed those of its hostesses who are Jewish that the Lebanese ban will prevent their employment on this operation.

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