PARIS (Nov. 14)
The World and European offices of the recently formed World Federation of Sephardic Communities will be established here, while a headquarters will be opened in New York for the Western Hemisphere and one in Jerusalem for Israel and the surrounding region, it was announced here today by Ascher Benroy, president of the Federation.
The European office, which will bear responsibility for North Africa, will be headed by Neville Laski, the New York office will be under Simon Nissim, and the directorship of the Israel office will be shared by Eli Eliashar and Behor Shitreet, Israeli Minister of Police. All four men are vice-presidents of the organization.
The first responsibility of the new executive, Mr. Benroy said, is the establishment of the three offices on a sound financial and administrative basis. He stressed that this must be done without competing in any manner with other Jewish organizations because the constitution of the Federation dedicates it to co-operation with all other Jewish agencies.
The new executive board includes E. Hagermeli, J. Nitzani, A.Abbass, A. Hassine, D. Arditi, Bar Haim, Zaky Chelouche, S. Sitton and A. Ganon, all of Israel; Dr. David de Sola Poole, David Cardozo and Vitalis Nahmias, of the United States; and J. Akarib and Z. Semoss of Britain. Obadiah Camhy was named secretary general and M.Habib and D. Sebag Montefiore will serve as co-treasurers.