Knesset Appeals to U. N. to Act on Egypt’s Deportation of Jews

The Israel Parliament adopted today a resolution protesting against the “atrocities” being committed against Jews in Egypt and demanding that the United Nations General Assembly, which is now in session, as well as the powers represented in Cairo, take immediate and enactive steps to halt Egyptian persecution of Jews. The resolution also stressed that the doors of Israel are wide open to all Jews expelled from Egypt.

Presented by Premier David Ben Gurion, the resolution charged that the “Egyptian dictator and his ruling military junta” are “trampling into the dust the Charter of the Rights of Man, which is one of the foundations of the United Nations. It asked the world community to intervene to immediately liberate the Jews thrown into concentration camps in Egypt and to put an end to discrimination against Jews in that country.

Mr. Ben Gurion told the deputies that the “frightful news” from Egypt “indicates a violent and uncivilized campaign against the Jews by Nasser and his military junta.” One thousand stateless Jews have already been expelled, Mr. Ben Gurion revealed, and the Egyptian Government is imposing severe punishment on those Jews who have Zionist inclinations. He warned the world that unless immediate action is taken to reverse this trend the Jews of Egypt will face a holocaust such as had not been seen since Hitler’s time.

The Egyptian Government has imposed a “reign of terror on all Jews in Egypt who hold fast to their Jewish faith, which is bound up with the return to Zion,” the Premier continued. Noting that the Jews were being robbed of their property, he declared that “all these acts remind us of those committed by Hitler before the World War.”

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