TEL AVIV (Aug. 18)
A mass meeting to urge an increase in the tempo of immigration from North Africa was held here last night under the auspices of the Association of Jews from North Africa. Speakers appealed to American Jewry to finance this emergency immigration, warning of the dangers faced by Jews in North Africa.
Meanwhile, 260 immigrants from North Africa arrived today at Haifa and reported a further deterioration of the situation in Morocco. In Casablanca matters are much worse than a few months ago, the immigrants said. In the small towns Jews live in terror, constantly menaced by gangs and individual Moslems who attempt to work up the population with shouts of “kill the Jews.”
In Shofro, where some 5,000 Jews live while waiting immigration facilities, there were several severe disturbances last week, it was reported by the immigrants, and several Jews were killed. Jews all over the country, even in Casablanca, stay indoors after 7 P.M. and lock their doors against possible raiders.
The fate of the North African Jews was also discussed at a meeting of the Israel executive of the World Jewish Congress in Jerusalem last night where Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of the WJC, and other leaders of the Congress were present. Dr. Goldmann reported on the situation and on the moves taken to aid the North African Jews. He and other leaders also reported on the situation of Jews in Western Europe, in Latin America and in countries in other parts of the world.