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Outlook ‘bleak’ for Aden Jewish Community, British M. P. Reports

The Jewish community in the British Crown Colony of Aden has fallen in the last 12 years from 7,000 to about 700 and “the outlook for a flourishing Jewish life in Aden is bleak,” according to a special report prepared for the Board of Deputies of British Jews by Col. Marcus Lipton, a member of Parliament, on his return from the area.

Col. Lipton said that despite the presence of augmented British forces in the colony, the danger to the community was a cause of anxiety due to virulent nationalist propaganda from Cairo and inflammatory articles in the local Arab press.