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Moroccan Jews Pledge to Defend Country Against Algerian Aggression

The “unswerving attachment” of Moroccan Jewry to King Hassan in the current upsurge of border fighting with Algeria was pledged today in a telegram to the King from the Council of Moroccan Jewish Communities.

Simultaneously, the Casablanca Jewish Committee sent a message expressing its readiness, “together with our Moslem compatriots” to defend Morocco and to safeguard its territorial integrity. Grand Rabbi Saul Danan also sent a telegram to the King and called for divine blessings on the sovereign. Prayers were recited at Rabat under the presidency of the Grand Rabbinate “for the glory of the Kind and people of Morocco.”