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Jewish Delegation Asks British Government to Act on Egypt

The Board of Deputies of British Jews urged the British Government this week-end to take action in the United Nations and “other authoritative quarters” to bring about the cessation of “oppressive measures which are in operation against the Jews of Egypt and the restoration of their liberty and economic and other rights.”

A deputation of Board leaders called on David Ormsby-Gore, Foreign Undersecretary, and W. F. Deedes, Joint Parliamentary Undersecretary of State at the Home Office, to make the plea for British Government assistance. The deputation asked further that Britain, in accordance with its best traditions, give asylum to those Jewish refugees from Egypt who asked to be admitted to this country.

Both government officials assured the Jewish leaders that representations would be made to try to halt Egyptian actions against the Jews and that the refugees would be “accorded earnest and sympathetic consideration.”

The Board deputation, led by president Barnett Janner, included: Dr. S. Gaon, Haham of the Sephardic community; Abraham Moss, Manchester Alderman and senior vice-president of the Board; Rev. I. Levy, senior Jewish chaplain of Britain’s armed forces, who represented the Chief Rabbi, and Board secretary A. G. Brotman.

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