PARIS (Jan. 16)
Reports reaching here today from Casablanca stated that a boycott against Jewish wholesalers has started in Morocco as a result of the Arab “summit conference” which took place there with the participationof President Nasser of the United Arab Republic. The conference had adopted a boycott resolution against Israel. Nothing was mentioned about boycotting Jews in Morocco.
About 300 Jewish wholesale traders in the Moslem district of Derb Omar are reported from Casablanca to be “in a desperate situation” as a result of the boycott. Fear is expressed the boycott will spread and will be accompanied by increased anti-Jewish propaganda on the part of extremists.
(“The fate of the Moroccan Jews and their desperate situation should be of concern to the entire world,” the Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung declared in an editorial today. Depicting the plight of Moroccan Jewry and refusal by the authorities to permit them to emigrate to Israel, the leading West German paper said: “Morocco may consider the problem a political one; but, outside the Arab world, only principles of humanity should be applied.”)