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Protection of Property of Emigrating Algerian Jews Discussed in Paris

France and Israel were disclosed today to have started negotiations to protect possible property rights of Algerian Jews emigrating to Israel.

Most Jews who have left Algeria have chosen to settle in France, a choice understood to be based on their desire to protect their claims to any compensation to be paid either by France or an independent Algeria to departing Europeans.

The current talks, being held at the diplomatic level here, are aimed at securing similar rights of those Algerian Jews choosing to settle in Israel. It was reported that the French were showing an understanding attitude toward the question and it was hoped an early agreement would be reached. At the present, there are about 150,000 Jews in Algeria.