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Dr. Goldmann Confers with French Ministers on Fate of Algerian Jews

Dr. Nahum Goldmann conferred here this weekend with French Foreign Minister Maurice Couve de Murville and other leaders interested in Franco-Algerian affairs, and was understood to have been given the assurance that they will do all they can to keep the 130,000 Jews in Algeria within the European community, when the Algerian problem is settled.

Others attending the meeting with Dr. Goldmann were Louis Joxe, French Minister for Algerian affairs, and Jean Morin, delegate-general for Algerian affairs.

Meanwhile, dispatches received here today from Algeria reported one Jew killed and several wounded during rebel rioting over the weekend. The dead man, Aron Reboha, was shot at Algiers while cruising in a taxicab. Near Oran, a hand grenade was tossed into a factory where Jews were working, and several of them were injured.

The outrages did not-bear a specific anti-Semitic character but were, rather, the results of a general anti-European campaign being conducted by some of the Algerian rebels, the reports emphasized.

(Confidence that the French Government will, in its negotiations with the leaders of the Algerian nationalists, insist upon adequate rights for the Jews in Algeria prior to proclaiming the country’s independence, was expressed in a communication sent today by the Jewish War Veterans to the French Ambassador in Washington. The JWV emphasized that it. speaks in the name of veterans of Jewish faith who served in France against a common enemy twice in this century.)

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