Tunis Jew and Fascisti Leader Fight Duel
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Tunis Jew and Fascisti Leader Fight Duel

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A duel fought by a leading member of the Jewish community here and a leader of the Fascisti ended without fatalities.

The parties in the duel were M. Vitterie, editor of the local Italian daily, and M. Calo, a prominent Jewish citizen. The duel came about as a result of strong Fascisti anti-Semitic propaganda conducted by the paper.

The Italian Fascisti here continue their agitation against Italian Jews, not withstanding the fact that M. Salvatores, president of the Jewish community in Tunis, in interviews in Rome with the King and Mussolini, asked for measures to stop this agitation. The agitation, however, continued unabated and with no results from the duel and no reconciliation effected, the situation has become more acute.

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