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Position of Jews in Rumania Reported As Grave by Jewish Leader

The position of Rumanian Jews remains grave because of the Bucharest regime’s restriction of Israel-bound emigration, Barnett Janner, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, declared here last night at a meeting of the organization.

Noting that the emigration restriction was particularly hard on members of families divided between Israel and Rumanian, Mr. Janner said: “Had there been only a few such divided families, the Rumanian Government might have relented, but because 10,000 to 20,000 are involved the problem has acquired political aspects in the eyes of the Rumanian Government.”

In a comment on the situation of Moroccan Jewry, Mr. Janner said it was disquieting because Jews were not allowed to leave the country at will. A committee of the Board of Deputies has begun an investigation of the Moroccan situation, looking toward action on the matter.

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