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Rome Pleas for Syrian Jews

The Vice-President of the Italian Senate, Prof. Piero Caleffi, has sent a formal protest to the Syrian Embassy here on the continued detention without any trial of 12 Damascus Jews, including four children. Prof. Caleffi, who also serves as president of the Italian Committee for the Protection of Jews in the Arab States, called on the Syrian government to release the arrested Jews who, he said, have committed no offense against Syrian law and Syrian Constitution.