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British Jews Ask Government to Intervene for Refugees from Egypt

December 21, 1959
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Representatives of Jewish organizations have appealed to British authorities on behalf of a large number of British Jewish refugees from Egypt who are still waiting for release of their property and assets, it was reported today.

The Jewish spokesman, apparently acting in the hope that the resumption of diplomatic relations between Britain and the United Arab Republic might produce results, noted that the “Anglo-Egyptian Financial Agreement” under which such property must be released, has been in operation for nearly 10 months, but that Jewish refugees have been unable to benefit from it.

The spokesmen emphasized the hardships being suffered by the Jewish expellees and the discrimination being practiced by Cairo authorities in granting entry permits. They noted too that the latest date on which an applicant can place a claim for the desequestration of his property is next February 28 and that 1,740 applications have been made by British nationals for desequestration orders.

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