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Algerian President Operated on by Jewish Surgeon; is Doing Well

Algerian President Ahmed Ben Bella, who in recent months has intensified a series of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish statements, was operated on yesterday by a Jewish surgeon for a long-standing nasal ailment.

An official communique described the operation, performed by Dr. Maurice Sedbon as “successful” and said that the patient was doing “as well as could be expected.”