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U.a.r. Citizens May Lose Nationality if Found ‘sympathizing’ with Israel.

The Egyptian Region State Council, an institution comparable to the United States Supreme Court, has ruled that any national of the United Arab Republic who “sympathizes” with Zionism may lose his nationality, it was reported here today from Cairo.

The ruling was believed to mean that sympathizing with Israel by word or action, whether openly or privately, becomes an offense which may be punished by loss of nationality. Such “sympathy,” it was indicated, is now a crime as serious as “contact” with Zionism.