Full Integration of No. African Jewish Refugees in France Planned
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Full Integration of No. African Jewish Refugees in France Planned

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Sixty representatives of the estimated 180,000 North African Jews who migrated to France this year reached an agreement today with the Fonds Social Juif Unifie, the major French Jewish welfare agency, aimed at achieving full integration with the French Jewish community.

The North African Jewish leaders met with the board of the FSJU at the home of Elie Rothschild, who told his guests that “nothing can justify a separation between two communities which fate has chosen to unite on the same land and within the same assembly.”

Representatives of the three North African Jewish communities–Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco–will participate in FSJU deliberations at all levels and take an active part in Jewish organizational programs in France, particularly those dealing with aid to the North African refugees, whose influx has made the French Jewish community the fourth largest in the world.

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