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French Press Condemns ‘inhuman’ Moroccan Treatment of Jews

Public opinion here sharply condemns the Moroccan Government for “inhuman” treatment of Jews, forcing them to resort to leaving the country in a manner which resulted in the perishing last week of 43 Jews on the small boat Price, in Mediterranean waters.

The entire press recalls with condemnation Morocco’s restrictions against Jewish emigration, the country’s discriminations against Jews in the Kingdom, and Morocco’s cancelation of postal communications between Morocco and Israel under the pressure of the Arab League.

French political circles and public opinion are particularly outraged by the communique issued last week, following the Price tragedy, by the Arab Magreb Press. In that announcement, the newspapers here point out, the Maghreb Press, “without a word of regret for the casualties, raises further the hostility against the Moroccan Jews against ‘Zionism.'”