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Jewish Groups Submit “white Paper” to U.N. on Egyptian Brutalities

January 16, 1957
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Four major Jewish organizations, accredited to the United Nations as consultative bodies and representing a membership of more than two million here and abroad, have submitted to UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold a “White Paper” on the Egyptian Government’s violation of the rights status and very existence” of Jews in Egypt. The document charged that brutality, psychological warfare, economic strangulation, and denaturalization have been used by the Egyptian Government against the Jews in that country.

The organizations, in a letter accompanying the White Paper, charged that the Egyptian Government has embarked “on a campaign calculated to bring total ruin to the old established Jewish community of Egypt by crippling all communal activities and depriving Egyptian nationals and stateless persons of the Jewish faith, of their personal freedom and of their homes and property, and forcing many of them to seek asylum abroad.”

Irving M. Engel, president of the American Jewish Committee, one of the bodies submitting the report, said that the organizations which signed the document are Agudas Israel World Organization; Consultative Council of Jewish Organizations, consisting of the Alliance Israelite Universelle of France, the American Jewish Committee and the Anglo-Jewish Association of Great Britain; the Coordinating Board of Jewish Organizations, consisting of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, B’nai B’rith and the Board of Deputies of South African Jews; and the World Union of Reform Judaism.

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