NEW YORK (Jan. 20)
The American Jewish Committee has protested to the Iran Embassy in Washington a recent measure “against its hapless Jewish minority” that requires every Jew to report to Iraqi authorities within 90 days and to submit proof of Iraqi nationality. The Committee has also brought it to the attention of the United States Government, it was announced today.
The new Iraqi law is the latest in a series of measures restricting the rights of Jews. While previous laws were directed primarily at Jews who had left Iraq, this latest amendment allows the government arbitrarily to deprive Jews still residing in Iraq of their citizenship and of control of their property.