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Britain Pledges to Protect Aden Jews; No Future for Them Seen

The British High Commissioner in Aden has informed the Colonial Office that special measures will be taken to protect the Jewish community in the colony if the need should arise. This was disclosed here today by Maurice Edelman, M. P. president of the Anglo-Jewish Association at a meeting here of the organization’s Council.

Mr. Edelman said, however, that with the continuing unrest in Aden and the progress of the colony towards independence, it is clear that the Aden Jewish community as such has no future. Most of those Jews remaining in the colony plan to leave for Israel with some coming to Britain, he said. He told the Council that the British Colonial Minister had received assurances from the High Commissioner of the colony that the Jews of Aden would be protected if the need arose.

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