CASABLANCA (Sep. 5)
Libyan Premier and Foreign Minister Mohieddine Fekkini today joined King Hassan II of Morocco in a communique expressing their loyalty to the Palestine Arabs and the “firm intention” of the two nations to collaborate with “friendly” countries for “aiding the people of Palestine to recover their rights.” The communique was issued at the conclusion of a state visit to Morocco by the Libyan Premier.
At the same time, the ultra-nationalist Istiqlal (Freedom) Party, now in the opposition, demanded that the Moroccan Government set up a bureau for the boycott of Israel “conforming to the ideals of the Arab League.”
The party violently attacked the Government, accusing it of “sympathy” for Israel. Istiqlal demanded that the Government set up a bureau as soon as possible to boycott Israel “economically, commercially and industrially.”
An article in the Istiqlal Party organ, Al Alam, also charged that Jewish schools and other institutions in Morocco were “providing Zionist teaching,” and that these teachers were Jews who had come to Morocco “with French passports issued to them by the Israeli Ambassador in Paris.”