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Iraq Passes Law Ordering Registration of Jews Within 10 Days

December 10, 1963
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The Iraqi Cabinet passed a law requiring that all Jews living in the country report to the Department of Travel and Nationalities within the next 10 days to preserve their Iraqi nationality. The law, which was published yesterday in the Official Gazette, said that the department, with the approval of the security police, would issue cards attesting to Iraqi nationality.

To receive the cards, Jews will be required to provide their names and addresses. Those not given cards will have their properties impounded and will be denationalized. The Gazette said that many Jews had dropped their Iraqi nationality and changed their names.

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