Possibility of Morocco’s Agreeing to Gradual Jewish Emigration Seen

It is too early to assume that the Moroccan Government is completely hostile to Israel and opposed to Jewish emigration to that country, Jack Morrison, a leader of the B’nai B’rith organization in Britain, reported today to a meeting of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

Mr. Morrison, who just returned from Morocco where he went with Philip Klutznick, world head of B’nai B’rith, reported that negotiations for resumption of Jewish emigration are still going on. He said he could only echo the plea by Dr. Nahum Goldmann, head of the world Zionist movement, for patience and restraint. It was too early, he continued, to write off the Moroccan Government’s possible agreement to a gradual and well planned movement of Jews out of the country.

It was essential that the negotiations be given a “fair chance,” Mr. Morrison said, admitting that the patient view might have to be revised later. He spoke of the 2,000 Moroccan Jews stranded in the Kadimah transit camp and the thousands more who sold their possessions prior to their scheduled departure.

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