Leader of British Jewry Says Moscow is Cruel to Soviet Jews

R. N. Carlvalho, president of the Anglo-Jewish Association, tonight linked the recent arrest and imprisonment of Leningrad and Moscow religious leaders with the Soviet policy of barring any contact between Russian Jewry and other Jewries.

Speaking at a meeting of the organization’s council, he said the mere reference to so called espionage in the case was “a reminder of the cruel restriction which the Soviet Government has imposed on Russian Jews” in that respect.

Discussing Jewish affairs in North Africa, the Anglo-Jewish leader said these were a “constant source of anxiety.” He said there had been some improvement of the situation in Morocco as far as issuance of passports to Jewish citizens was concerned but that the situation there was “still precarious.”

He added that the situation in Algiers was becoming more serious for the Jews by the moment, and that until the FLN, the Algerian rebel organization, and the French Government reached a cease fire and agreement on Algeria’s future, the Jewish community with its double loyalty as Algerians and French citizens, “must continue in a dangerous predicament.”

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