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Iraq Government Sets Up Commission to Assess Jewish Property, Report Says

March 9, 1950
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The Iraq Government has set up a special commission to assess the value of property of Iraq Jews who wish to leave that country, it was reported here from Bagdad in unconfirmed dispatches.

According to these reports Jews who wish to leave must sell their property at prices fixed by the commission. The Iraq Government has not yet decided in what form to permit the Jews to remove their assets from the country, it was stated.

Meanwhile, despite the fact that neither the Israel Foreign Office nor the Jewish Agency has received official notification of the Iraq Government’s decision to permit the Jews to leave the country, the Agency is already making plans for the migration of Iraq Jews and their absorption in Israel. Informed circles here maintain that the Iraq Government acted on the advice of London in permitting the emigration of its Jewish population.

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