The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved by voice vote a resolution calling on the government of Syria “on humanitarian grounds to permit those members of the Jewish community desirous of emigrating to do so.” The resolution followed reports of harassment of Syria’s remaining 4000 Jews. It was sponsored by Rep. Stephen Solarz (D.NY). A companion resolution is expected to be introduced in the Senate once the House approves it. Last week it was reported that the centuries-old synagogue and yeshiva of Beth Nassi in Aleppo, Syria, was razed last month by Syrian authorities, according to Abraham Dwek, president of the Committee for the Rescue of Syrian Jewry.
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