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  • Afghanistan Charged with Prohibiting Jews from Leaving the Country

    The World Jewish Congress has requosted the Afghanistan Ambassador to the United States, Sardar Mohammed Naim, to transmit to his government a request that it “abolish its prohibition against Jewish emigration.” In a letter to the Ambassador, the Congress said that the majority of the 5,000 Jows of Afghanistan desire to immigrate to Israel and… More ▸

  • Situation for Afghanistan Jews “fraught with Possible Danger,” Bombay Reports

    Emphasizing that the situation for Jews in Afghanistan is “fraught with possible danger,” the Zionist Association here today appealed to the World Jewish Congress to seek intervention through Washington and London with the Afghan Government with a view to obtaining permission for the Jews in Afghanistan to leave the country. At the same time, Zionist… More ▸

  • Israel Government Asked to Rescue Afghanistan Jews; Cruel Treatment Reported

    An appeal to the Israel Government to make “vigorous efforts” to save the Jews in Afghanisten was directed here today by the Council of Afghan Jews in Israel. The appeal emphasized that Jews in Afghanistan are now subjected to the most cruel treatment and are being deprived of their means of livelihood. Enumerating the restrictions… More ▸

  • Bombay Jewish Leader Submits Plan to Afghan Ambassador to Aid Jews in Afghanistan

    Proposals for the amelioration of living conditions of the Jews of Afghanistan have been submitted to Sardar Najibullah Khan, Afghan Ambassador at New Delhi, by H. Cynowicz, chairman of the Zionist Federation of Bombay, it was learned here today. A proposal for the emigration of Afghanistan Jews was also handed the Ambassador during what Mr…. More ▸

  • U.S. Names New Member to Conciliation Commission; War Former Envoy to Afghanistan

    The appointment of Ely Eliot Palmer as American representative on the U.N. Conciliation Commission for Palestine–the third American designated to this post since formation of the Commission in January of this year–was announced here today. Mr. Palmer replaces Paul Porter who succeeded Mark Ethridge. Both resigned to return to their private practices after it became… More ▸

  • All Afghanistan Jews Allowed to Leave for Israel

    The Government of Afghanistan has authorized unrestricted Jewish emigration to Israel, it was reported here today. At the same time the office of the World Jewish Congress here was informed today that 100 Pakistani Jews have been granted emigration permits. More ▸