Removal of Jewish Officials from High Posts Continues in Morocco

The removal of another Jew from a high post in the Moroccan Government was reported here today from Morocco. M. Zaoui was dismissed without any reason being given from his post as director of the Conservation Fonciere in the Moroccan Finance Ministry.

His dismissal was followed by a campaign against him in the extremist Moslem journal, Al Oumal, which has accused him of Zionist affiliations Earlier this year, Meyer Toledano was removed from this post as judicial counselor to the Moroccan Foreign Ministry.

In another development, uneasiness was reported developing among Moroccan Jews after further study of the 17 articles of the new “Fundamental Law” signed by King Hassan on June 2. One particularly disturbing article is number 15, which stresses that Morocco will not only remain faithful to the Arab League under King Hassan but will strengthen its attachment to the League. It was noted that Moroccan Journals have been urging full Moroccan collaboration in all plans of the League.

While the new law does not nullify the relations of equality of rights of Jews and Moslems in Morocco, it does not use the term “Jew” at all. Articles one and two of the law, in fact, stress that Morocco is an Arab and Moslem country and that Islam is the official religion of the state.

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