Citizens Committee Set Up to Work for Rescue of Jews in Arab Countries
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Citizens Committee Set Up to Work for Rescue of Jews in Arab Countries

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A citizens committee for Jews in Arab lands has been set up under the chairmanship of Supreme Court Judge Haim Cohn and will hold its founding meeting June 1 in Jerusalem. The aim of the committee is to work for the rescue of Jews in Arab lands, to arouse Israeli and world public opinion to this task and to support such international public bodies as the International Committee for the Jews in Arab Lands whose chairman is Alain Poher. President of the French Senate. Taking part in the Israeli citizens committee are public figures from all segments of the population including intellectuals and businessmen. The committee hopes to enlist worldwide public support among statement, intellectuals, clergymen and youth for the struggle against the oppression of Jews in Arab countries and for guaranteeing these Jews basic human rights–above all, the right to emigrate. Judge Cohn has been active in the past on the international level in furthering human rights and in Jan. 1970 took part in the international congress held at Paris for Jews in Arab lands. It was this congress which led to the formation of the International Committee under the chairmanship of Poher.

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