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Algerian Leaders Call Upon Jews to Join in Fight for Independence

Jews in Algeria are urged by leaders of the National Liberation Front to participate actively in gaining independence for Algeria, according to reports reaching here today. They are called upon not to leave either for Israel or for France, but to remain where they are and cooperate with their Moslem neighbors “so as to enjoy equal rights after independence.”

In a pamphlet issued by the F. L. N., Jews are reminded that many Spanish Jews found asylum in Algeria during the Spanish Inquisition and afterwards at the time of the Vichy Government in Nazi-held France. The pamphlet emphasizes that many Algerian Jews fought together with Algerian Moslems, and calls on all other Algerian Jews to do the same.