Jewish Congress Parley Asks for U.S. Visas for Refugees from Egypt

A resolution asking the United States Government for “immigration visas to be set aside for Jewish victims in flight from the terror of Nasserism, just as our country has so generously acted to bring Hungarian refugees from Communism to our shores,” was adopted here at the southwest regional conference of the American Jewish Congress.

The parley, attended by more than 500 participants, also asked for international action in behalf of the “doomed community of Egyptian Jewry which faces a fate equal to that of the Jews in Nazi Germany 20 years ago. The resolution urged American and United Nations diplomatic intervention with the Nasser Government “to bring a halt to the persecution of the 50,000 Jews living in Egypt.”

In another resolution the conference urged American leadership “to end the state of belligerency that Nasser insists governs Egyptian-Israeli relations.” Only in this way, the AJC resolution stated, can the first steps be taken toward a firm and lasting peace in the Middle East by Arab-Israeli negotiations.

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