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France Reduces Aid to French Jews Expelled from Egypt

December 2, 1959
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The French Government announced a second cut in aid being given to Frenchmen expelled from Egypt after the 1956 Sues campaign. A group of the expellees–90 percent of whom are Jews–sent a telegram to President Charles de Gaulle describing their plight.

The Government indicated the new cut would come next January. The first reduction took place last June. The expellees have had no reply to their request that the French Government follow the example of Britain in giving substantial advances on assets owned in Egypt by the refugees which they cannot realize now.

The problem of the Jewish expellees is further complicated by the fact that they have been refused admission by the United Arab Republic to take care of their assets, despite a recent French-Egyptian accord some time ago which provides for return of the expellees to the UAR.

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