Algerian Rebel Leader Pledges Equal Rights to Jewish Community

Farhat Abbas, political leader of the Algerian rebel forces, the FLN, told the press here today that the safety and equality of the Algerian Jewish community would be assured in an independent Algerian state.

“Jews in Algeria will be assured of equal rights, opportunities and obligations, “he stated,” They will be permitted to emigrate to wherever they wish to go and to Israel, also, if they desire.” He said the FLN would like to have Israel’s support in the forthcoming General Assembly of the United Nations in any debate on the Algerian problem.

“We see no contradiction between Israeli-French friendly relations and Israel support of the Algerian cause which can only help to bridge the gulf which separates Israel from the rest of the Afro-Asian countries,” he declared.

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