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Jewish Community in Morocco Attacked for Establishing Synagogue

The Istiqlal (Independence) Party, the dominant party in Morocco, today accused the Jewish community of Tetuan, northern Morocco, of having established a synagogue and asserted that the synagogue “is, in fact, a bureau for Zionist meetings.”

Al Alam, the party’s organ, charged that the house of worship was opened without prior permission from the authorities. “Moroccan authorities should take the initiative of investigating this synagogue. We once more charge that the question of Jewish religion is being mingled with Zionism,” the article said.

Meanwhile, it was reported today from Madrid that Abraham Danon Bentolile, head of the Casablanca Sephardic community, has had an audience with General Francisco Franco, the ruler of Spain. No information was given as to what was said during the audience or its purpose.