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Chilean Jews Arrive in Israel; Some 1000 Have Left Chile Since Recent Elections

Twenty-six Chilean Jews who left home out of fear of loss of professional employment arrived here today. They said around 1,000 Chilean Jews have left their country since the change of presidents, and that many of them may come to Israel. Among today’s passengers was an Israeli living in Chile the past seven years. Chile’s new leftist president, Dr. Salvador Allende, said late last month that Jews need not fear his regime. At that time Dr. Gil Sinay president of the Central Committee of the Chilean Jewish community, expressed satisfaction with Dr. Allende’s call for the cooperation of “loyal Jews and loyal citizens.”

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