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Situation of Jews in Algerian City of Constantine Reported Worsening

Caught in a growing crossfire of demands for support from both underground movements of the OAS opposing Algerian independence and the FLN, the Algerian independence movement, the situation of the Jews in Constantine was reported to be worsening and Jews living in a constant state of insecurity.

Jewish organizations in Algeria held a meeting at which they decided to ask the Joint Distribution Committee to send a director to Algiers. There has been no JDC director in Algiers for the past three years. Algerian Jews consider the presence of a JDC director essential to help Jews in some towns and quarters where their security position is bad to the point where their lives are in danger.