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Alliance Israelite Protests to French Government Against Ex-mufti’s Escape

Prof. Rene Cassin, president of the Alliance Israelite Universelle and a member of the first cabinet of General de Gaulle, discussed the escape from France of the ex-Mufti with then Foreign Minister Georges Bidault, it was reported here today.

The central committee of the Alliance Israelite, in a statement appearing in the French press, protested against “the international complicities from which this dangerous agitator and active accomplice of Hitler in Berlin during the war has benefited.”

Jacques Frey, editor of the official French Zionist organ “La Voiz Zionists,” declared today that Zionists believed the dump of arms and ammunition discovered at a chateau near Bordesux occupied by the ORT had been planted with Arab money to divert attention from the escape from Paris of the Mufti.