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King of Morocco Receives Jewish Leader; Accepts Community’s Greetings

King Hassan II of Morocco today received Dr. Leon Benzaquen, honorary president of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Morocco. The Jewish leader, who at one time was a member of the Moroccan Cabinet, brought greeting to the King on behalf of Moroccan Jewry in connection with the Moslem feast of Mouloud.

A Jewish lawyer M. Botbol, was elected today chairman of the Bar Association in the city of Meknes. This is the first time that a Jew has been elected to this position since Morocco became an independent country.