Jews from Moslem Countries to Demand Compensation for Property Left Behind After Forced Emigration

A mass public assembly at the Tel Aviv Museum Feb. 25 will launch a world-wide campaign by Jews from Moslem countries for recognition of their right to compensation for property they left behind when they were forced to emigrate from their countries of origin. The campaign, to be conducted in Israel and abroad, was announced by MK Mordechai Ben Porat, Arye Zimuki of the Zionist General Council and Yehuda Ilan, director of the Information Center.

Ben Porat, who is a leader of the World Organization of Jews from Arab Countries established in Paris last November, said a mass rally was planned to be held in New York late this year. In the interim, smaller assemblies, seminars and discussion circles will be conducted here and abroad. Premier Yitshar Rabin and Yosef Almogi, chairman of the World Zionist Organization Executive, are expected to address the Feb, 25 assembly.

Ben Porat said his organization will seek representation on international bodies, just as Palestinians have. He said WOJAC should be represented at the UN Security Council to state their right to regain lost property.

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