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French Jewish Group Sees Future for Jews in Morocco

A plea for peace in Morocco that will permit the Jews in that country “in cooperation with Moslems and Europeans, to find again the road to progress in mutual accord and confidence” was issued here today by the Alliance Israelite Universelle, French Jewish organization that maintains a network of schools and social institutions throughout French North Africa.

The Alliance expressed “solidarity and sorrow in their affliction” with the Jewish communities of Morocco, particularly those in the Casablanca region which have been subjected to Arab nationalist excesses.

“With nearly a hundred years experience in Morocco,” the organization declared, “the Alliance knows well the fundamental qualities of Moroccan Moslems and despite the tragic consequences of the excesses by certain elements of the population, the Alliance continues its trust in them. The Alliance expresses the wish that peace will return to Morocco permitting the Jews in that country, in cooperation with Moslems and the Europeans, to find again the road to progress in mutual accord and confidence.

“Founded in order to assure justice to Jews everywhere they suffer discrimination, the Alliance cannot conceive of Jewish well-being without that of their fellow-citizens freely, equally and fraternally united. The Alliance eagerly joins its voice with all those who desire for the divided Morocco of today to prepare a future where man may effectively enjoy the rights which the world recognizes as just and lawful,” the statement concluded.

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