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100, 000 North African Jews Insist on Immediate Emigration to Israel

Some 100, 000 North African Jews are “knocking at the doors” of the Jewish Agency and demanding immediate immigration to Israel before it is “too late,” S. Z. Shragai, immigration chief of the Agency, declared here today following his return from a tour of Agency immigration centers.

Citing the opinion of experts that the Jews in North Africa have no more than six months ‘time in which to emigrate freely, Mr. Shragai insisted that “if we do not succeed” in rescuing these people within that period they will be unable to leave later and Israel will have lost “good, constructive human material.