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Jewish Communities in Morocco Complain Against Forced Conversion

“The Voice of the Communities,” organ of the organized Moroccan Jewish community, complained in a special issue here today that many young Jews have been forced to conversion to Islam. David Amar, one of the top leaders of the Jewish community, demanded in an article that the rabbinate take a firm stand on the issue, and press Government authorities to prohibit the forcible conversion of Jewish youth.

The Deputy Minister of Health of the Moroccan Government today demonstrated the Government’s official friendship for the Jewish community by presiding at a meeting held here by OSE, the Organization for the Protection of the Health of Jews. Among those present was the Governor of Casablanca.