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Knesset Body to Discuss Fate of 100,000 Jews Persecuted in Arab Countries

Premier Levi Eshkol said today that the fate of 100,000 Jews in Arab countries who were being persecuted despite their declarations of loyalty to their countries would be discussed in the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs and Security Committee.

The Premier said their plight was causing much anxiety and that Israel was shocked by fresh reports of threats and pogroms against those Jews. A motion for discussion of the affected Jews was submitted for the Parliamentary agenda but the Premier said that any plans for Israel’s action on their behalf should be discussed in a closed committee session.