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Sultan of Morocco Consults Jewish Leaders on Formation of Cabinet

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Two Moroccan Jewish leaders were received by Sultan Ben Youssef yesterday among a number of Moroccan leaders whom he summoned for consultations on the formation of a new government. The Jews were: Jacques Dahan, secretary general of the Board of Moroccan Jewish Deputies, and Meyer Toledano, secretary of the Moroccan Committee of the World Jewish Congress.

Following the audience, M. Dahan issued a statement reporting that the Sultan had pledged that the Jews would be citizens with full rights and that Jews will be represented in the government. “His Majesty confirmed towards his Jewish subjects the position he held with bold conscience in difficult times and which secured for him our everlasting devotion,” M. Dahan said. “He called for everyone’s support in the face of difficulties in the new era opening up for Morocco, and confirmed that Jews will be called to positions of governmental responsibility. He stated he would personally guarantee that the Jews will be full citizens without discrimination and their goods and persons will be protected.”

M. Toledano said that “Morocco is lucky to have Ben Youssef who appears to be a great monarch with political wisdom. He is the firmest advocate of cooperation with France. I made suggestions to His Majesty concerning institutions to promote during this transitory period.”

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