JERUSALEM (Aug. 23)
A demonstration by immigrants from North Africa before the offices of the Jewish Agency here today demanded the speediest possible immigration of all Jews facing danger in the current tense situation in North Africa. Agency members met with a delegation of the demonstrators and promised to do their utmost to comply with their request.
Prime Minister-designate David Ben Gurion declared that “Despite all obstacles we will bring in Jews from North Africa and then those of the other countries of the Diaspora.” He made the statement at a ceremony at Moshav Gilat during which a monument to the Jews of North Africa who fell in the War of Liberation was dedicated.
Mr. Ben Gurion also told the ceremony that the spirit of brotherhood has been manifested in Israel’s defense forces in life and in death. He urged the integration of all the “tribes,” stressing that so long as they were not united there would be no one people of Israel.