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  • State Dept. Queried on Barring Jews from U.S. Service in Pakistan

    Secretary of State Christian Herter was asked today to explain a new policy barring American personnel of the Jewish faith from assignment to United States diplomatic and aid missions in Pakistan. The request was made by Representative Leonard Farbstein, New York Democrat, a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Rep. Farbstein told Secretary… More ▸

  • Senators to Act on U.S. Barring Jews from Its Staff in Pakistan

    Members of the United States Congress today indicated that they intend to take action aimed at securing the annulment of a reported “gentleman’s agreement” developed between Pakistan, on the one side, and the State Department and the U.S. International Cooperation Administration, on the other, barring American personnel of Jewish faith from assignment to the U.S…. More ▸

  • U.N. Moves Meeting from Pakistan to Secure Israel’s Attendance

    Pakistan’s refusal to admit an Israeli delegation as “observer” to the scheduled session of the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East, which was to have been held at Karachi, beginning February 17, has caused the UN to alter the opening date of the ECAFE meeting and to move it to Bangkok, Thailand, according… More ▸

  • To Shift Parley from Which Pakistan Barred Israelis.

    As a result of the refusal of the Pakistan Government to permit an Israeli observer to attend a session in Karachi of the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East, the conference will be shifted to another site, it was learned today. The two-week session, which was to have opened February 17, will probably… More ▸

  • Jews in Pakistan Receive Passover Supplies from J. D. C.

    Jewish communities in eleven countries have received from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Passover supplies, including 250, 000 pounds of matzoth, 70, 000 pounds of matzoth meal, and 7, 500 bottles of sacramental wines. For the first time, Jews in Pakistan have received Passover supplies from the JDC, Charles Jordan, JDC overseas director, said… More ▸

  • Ancient Sephardic Community in City Awarded to Pakistan

    A number of Sephardie Jews were among the 6,000 inhabitants of the city of Gwadar on the southwest Pakistan coast awarded to Pakistan today by the Sultan of Muscat and Oman. The Sephardic Jewish community in Gwader is of ancient origin. The city, and a surrounding enclave of 299 square miles, is situated on the… More ▸

  • Iraq and Pakistan Advance Anti-israel Demands at Ankara Conference

    A joint Iraq-Pakistan effort to obtain Bagdad Pact backing for implementation of United Nations 1947 resolutions on Israel’s borders was launched at the opening session yesterday of the Bagdad Pact Council meeting here. Former Iraq Premier Nuri as-Said devoted a quarter of his address to the problem asserting that it was “incumbent” on the pact… More ▸

  • Pakistani Premier Rules out His Mediation in Arab-israel Conflict

    Pakistani Prime Minister H.S. Suhrawardy stressed today again the need for a settlement of the Palestine problem, but ruled out any possibility of Pakistani mediation. Still smarting under the effects of the wave of Arab protests which followed his earlier remarks about the Arab-Israel conflict on a national television program, the Prime Minister, addressing UN… More ▸

  • Pakistani Stand on Israel Remains Unchanged, Delegation Announces

    Disturbed over angry Arab reactions here to Prime Minister H. S. Suhrawardy’s remarks regarding the Arab-Israel issue, the Pakistani delegation today put out a press release insisting that Mr. Suhrawardy’s statement does not imply any change in Karachi’s basic policy towards the Palestine problem. In Karachi, a statement was issued by the Foreign Ministry declaring… More ▸

  • Pakistan Premier Urges Arabs to Accept Israel; Willing to Mediate

    A significant future role for Pakistan in the Arab-Israel situation was indicated here in the wake of detailed conversations involving Prime Minister H. S. Suhrawardy and President Eisenhower. The two leaders discussed the roles their nations could play in bringing Arab-Israel peace. Prime Minister Suhrawardy revealed yesterday on a national television program that he was… More ▸