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Sapir Says Jewish Emigration from Rumania Tripled in June

Pinhas Sapir, chairman of the Jewish Agency and World Zionist Organization Executives, reported today that Jewish emigration from Rumania tripled in June compared to the previous month. He said another increase in emigration from Rumania could be expected this month, according to an interview published in Maariv.

Sapir said that according to his information, all Jews who want to leave Rumania in August and September could do so. He said Rumanian officials negotiating a new trade agreement with the U.S. said the Bucharest government would put no obstacles in the way of Jews who wished to emigrate.

Sapir, who just returned from a meeting of the World Jewish Congress Board of Governors in Geneva, reported, according to the Jerusalem Post, that the WJC will coordinate the counter offensive against the Arab boycott by its 61 branches throughout the world which will be encouraged to exert political and economic pressure on institutions cooperating with the boycott. Sapir said the controversy between the WJC and the Conference of Jewish Organizations (COJO) over which would coordinate the anti-boycott drive has been settled.

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