LONDON (May. 18)
The possible effects of the forthcoming Four Power talks on the position of Jews in some European countries as well as the situation that may arise for Jews from the restoration of sovereignty to West Germany and Austria will be considered at a meeting of the European executive of the World Jewish Congress called today.
The meeting which will open on June at The Hague, will also consider the consequences for Jews of the projected Franco-Tunisian conventions. It will be attended by members of the European executive from 10 different countries and observers from three other European countries, as ### as representatives from North Africa.
A. L. Easterman political director of the WJC, stated today that the French and Tunisian authorities have confirmed to him assurances previously given the Congress that the status tights and interests of the Jews of Tunisia have been safeguarded in the Franco-Tunisian conventions which were worked out in Paris. “In many consultations we have had with them since the beginning of the Franco-Tunisian negotiations, both governments have shown a deep understanding of the Jewish viewpoint and a readiness to meet it, ” Mr. Easterman declared.
The WJC political leader also stated that his conversations with Habib Bour guiba, leader of the Tunisian nationalist Neo-Destour Party had provided “reason for satisfaction that his colleagues in the present Tunisian Government were inspired by liberal, democratic ideals and by an attitude of cordial friendship toward the Jewish people in general and towards Tunisian Jewry in particular.”