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Jews Will Be Tolerated in Iraq if They Are Not “zionists,” Embassy Says

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The Iraq Embassy here, which has pledged loyalty to the new military regime in Baghdad, announced today that Jewish citizens of Iraq had no reason to fear the new regime “provided they have no connection with Israel or Zionism. “

The announcement was made by Col, Faik, Chief of the Embassy, following a conference with Harry Goodman, leader of the Agudas Israel in England, “Iraqi Jews are Iraqi citizens, ” the statement said. “Any Jews who are in possession of Iraqi citizenship will come to no harm under the new regime–as under the previous regime–provided they have no connection with Israel or Zionism. “

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