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British Will Petition Thant to Help Secure Emigration for Jews of Iraq, Egypt, Syria

A petition signed by more than 100,000 Britons asking United Nations Secretary-General U Thant to help secure the immediate emigration of Jews from Iraq, Syria and Egypt will be presented to Mr. Thant at his hotel here tomorrow. The petition was organized by the Board of Deputies of British Jews. The signatories include 100 members of Parliament, the Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral, university dons from Oxford, Cambridge, London and Manchester and many other members of the clergy and academicians. The deputation that will visit Mr. Thant will include Carl Witton-Davies, Archdeacon of Oxford; Dr. A. R. Vine, general secretary of the Free Church Federal Council; Alderman Michael Fidler, president of the Board of Deputies; and Sir Barnett Janner, chairman of its foreign affairs committee; Lord Brockway who is the former Fenner Brockway, a leader of the Labor Party’s left wing, and Lord Byers, a leader of the Liberal Peers in the House of Lords.

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