RUMANIA: The Exodus Continued

Though everyone involved, each for his own reasons, tried to play it down, the steady, almost stealthy, exodus of 17,000 Jews from Communist Rumania to Israel in the past six months (TIME, Jan. 26) was bound to attract the notice of the Arab world. This week the largely ineffectual Arab League is scheduling a protest meeting; Nasser's Cairo and Damascus radios agonized day and night over "the new Zionist plot aided by the imperialists to bring in 3,000,000 Eastern European Jews" to "occupied Palestine."

To quiet the Arabs, Russia's Izvestia declared that the Soviet Union would never think of alienating...

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