Intergovernmental Body Considers Transportation of Egyptian Jews

The Intergovernmental Committee on European Migration went into private session today to consider Italian and Israeli proposals that ICEM provide funds for the transportation of Egyptian Jewish refugees. The private session was called immediately after ICEM, at its opening meeting, accepted the Italian and Israeli items for its agenda.

The Italian representative, Gino Falchi, said that somewhat fewer than 10, 000 exiles from Egypt were currently in Italy. The ICEM secretariat estimated that another 10, 000 Jews were preparing to leave Egypt, and the Israeli delegate said that Israel would take them all provided transportation could be arranged for them.

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