Lehman Appeals to Eisenhower to Admit Jews Deported from Egypt
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Lehman Appeals to Eisenhower to Admit Jews Deported from Egypt

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Sen. Herbert H. Lehman yesterday appealed to President Eisenhower to extend the special refugee program for Hungarian refugees to include also Jews deported from Egypt. He pointed out that the situation of the Jews now being deported from Egypt or interned in camps there “is analogous to what is going on in Hungary.”

“Our United Nations delegation should be instructed to ask for UN inquiry into this situation, “Sen. Lehman urged. “It is intolerable that Egypt which has been such a beneficiary of UN intervention should be permitted to trample on the UN Charter and Declaration of Human Rights.”

The Rabbinical Alliance of America, an organization of Orthodox Rabbis and the national executive board of Brith Abraham, representing 300 lodges of the fraternal order, both sent messages to President Eisenhower asking him to do all that he can to end Egypt’s action against her Jewish population.

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