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Jews from Lebanon Reach Switzerland; Report Anti-jewish Persecutions

A group of Jews arriving here from the Lebanon reported today that the Lebanese Government is putting into effect a series of anti-Jewish measures. Thus far, the Jews asserted, “petty but efficient anti-Jewish measures” have already been put into force.

Among the obstacles put in the way of the Jews are excessive taxation, refusal to renew residence permits for non-Lebanese nationals and hindering the issuance of commercial licenses. There are some 5,000 Jews in the Lebanon. Most of the Jews who arrived here today were born in the Lebanon but could not obtain Lebanese nationality.