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15,000 Jews from Ira N in Israel

November 15, 1979
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Leon Dulzin, chairman of the World Zionist Organization and Jewish Agency Executives, revealed here yesterday that some 15,000 Jews from Iran have reached Israel since the takeover of that country by the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Addressing the biennial convention of the United Synagogue of America here, Dulzin also said that every effort through diplomatic channels was being made to “rescue the more than 25,000 Jews of Ethiopia, all of whom wish to emigrate to Israel,” but the effort is being frustrated by the unwillingness of the, Ethiopian authorities to even discuss the matter.

Calling on the American Jewish community to increase the voluntary migration of larger numbers of American Jews to Israel so as to help “in the fulfillment of the Zionist ideal,” Dulzin also urged that intensive Jewish educational programs be coupled with innovative plans designed to ” enhance the quality of Jewish life.”

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