MONTREAL (Feb. 24)
The Canadian Government has decided to accept Iraqi Jews if they are permitted to emigrate, a well-informed source said today. While the number of Jews acceptable was not disclosed, the source said that it was “very generous.” Admission of them would depend on clearance of exit visas by the Baghdad Government. So far Baghdad authorities have not permitted any Jews to leave.
In Hartford, Conn., a resolution expressing “vital concern” over the public hangings in Iraq of Jews and others accused of spying for Israel was unanimously adopted by the Connecticut House of Representatives and forwarded to the United Nations and to President Nixon. The resolution was offered by Rep. Morris N. Cohen, of Bloomfield, Conn. Dr. Cohen contrasted the secret trials and mass executions in Iraq with the open trial now under way in Los Angeles of Sirhan B. Sirhan, the young Jordanian immigrant accused of assassinating Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.