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September 29, 1967 - Image 3

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-09-29

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International Community Aske d to Safeguard
Lives, Property of Jews in Six Moslem Lands

A "systematic campaig n" of neighbors. As a result, the remain-
atrocities against Jews in Egypt, ing Jews of Morocco live in fear
Iraq and Syria in the wake of the of a gradually deteriorating situa-
Israel-Arab war was reported by tion as anti-Western and a nti-
the Conference of Presidents of Jewish forces grow in strength.
Major American Jewish Organiza- SYRIA: An unknown number of
tions I Jews have been arrested by local
Dr. Joachim Prinz of Newark, police and held for ransom. Many
chairman of the Presidents' Con- private acts of harassment and
ference, released a report on thej abuse have been reported. Jews
condition of Jews in six Moslem! are under close surveillance by
countries since the Middle East Syrian security forces and no Jews
June war.
are permitted to leave the country.
He charged the governments
TUNISIA: Strong leadership by
of Egypt, Iraq and Syria with
President Bourguiba halted a wave
having "carried out or tolerated
of attacks on Jewish communal
cruel and inhuman treatment" of
local Jewish populations, includ-
ing "arrest, imprisonment, de-
struction of property, physical ,
abuse and murder."
Dr. Prinz called on governments!
and religious and humanitarian
organizations here and abroad "to
demand that human rights and
human dignity be restored to the
defenseless victims of national and
religious hatred."
"The barbarous treatment of in-
nocent civilians of the Jewish faith'
in these lands has been attested
to be witnesses of unimpeachable
integrity," he stated.
"We call on the international
community — governments. organi-1
zations and humanitarian traders—
to safeguard the lives and property!
of these innocent men, women and
children and to protect the institu-
tions of these ancient communi-
ties."
A summary of the current status
of Jews in Arab countries, issued
in the name of the national Jewish
religious and secular bodies that
compose the Presidents' Confer-
ence, contained these highlights:

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, September 29, 1967-3

Ukrainian Paper Labels Jewish Faith Capitalistic

LONDON (JTA) — A prominent
Soviet newspaper has published a
institutions which took place at the violent attack on the Jewish reli-
beginning of the Arab-Israel war. gion, asserting that "the Jewish
Permission for emigration has been religion has always been the maid-
granted and considerable numbers servant of the capitalists."
of Jews have been leaving Tunisia
The article by Dr. B. Taicher ap-
each month, most o f them to
peared under the heading, "In the
France.
Service of Reaction," in the Sept.

6 edition of the Ukrainian Pravda,
organ of the Ukrainian Communist
Party, Copies of the paper were
received here.
Most of the recent numerous
anti-Jewish attacks featured in the
Soviet press have involved Israel
and, apparently, were aimed at
creating anti-Israeli sentiment.

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EGYPT: Mob violence that broke
out even before the war resulted
in the death of an unknown number
of Jews. On June 5 all Jewish
heads of families were dragged
from their homes and thrown into
prison. Jewish community leaders.
most of them aged persons, have
been placed under house arrest.
Jewish property has been seized
and families made homeless. Some
350 persons are still in custody
in the Afousabel prison in Cairo
and another 100 in the La Barrage
prison in Alexandria, living under
inhuman conditions and suffering
from extreme maltreatment. No
visitors are allowed these prison-
ers. Their families have lost their
means of livelihood. While approxi-
mately 200 Jews with foreign
nationality and a smaller number
of stateless Jews have been per-
mitted to leave the country, Egyp-
kian Jews are b a r r e'd from
emigrating. The condition of Jews
in Egypt is regarded as extremely
grave.
IRAQ: A vicious campaign of
persecution, discrimination and ar-
rests has been launched by the
state against the Jews of Iraq,
resulting in a veritable reign of
terror against the Jewish com-
munity. Jewish property has
been confiscated and Jews may not
leave the country. Many run the
risk of physical injury if not death
if they leave their homes. Jewish
stores are boycotted and the nor-
mal banking and commercial serv-
ices used by businessmen severely
restricted.
LIBYA: After an initial period
during which mob violence caused
the death of an unknown number
of Jews and heavy financial losses
resulting from the destruction of
property, the government has suc-
ceeded in protecting the physical
security of the Jewish community.
More important, exit visas have
been granted to large numbers of
Jews, who have been evacuated to
Italy, although most were not per-
mitted to take their possessions
with them.
MOROCCO: Initial outbreaks of
mob violence in early June were
quickly put down by the govern-
ment. Private boycotts against Jew-
ish shopkeepers, however, and in-
dividual acts of violence have
'widened the nail .between the Jew-
ish community and its Moslem

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