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Less Than One-third of Jews Who Left Poland in Last Two Years Emigrated to Israel

Of the 11,500 Jews who have left Poland during the past two years, only 3,200 have come to Israel, a convention of senior immigration emissaries was told here. There are 3,000 Polish Jewish emigres in the Scandinavian countries and another 3,000 in Italy but few if any of them are expected to come to Israel. Jews leaving Poland must apply for Israeli visas if they are to receive exit permits. The purpose is to bear out the contention by the Warsaw regime that most Polish Jews are “Zionists.” The emissaries were told that immigration to Israel from France has increased rapidly because of anti-Israel sentiment and the influence of the New Left in that country. A large proportion of the Jews in France originally went there from North Africa.