J.t.a. Correspondent in Morocco to Sue Arab Paper for ‘defamation’

Victor Malka, editor of The Voice of the Communities, organ of the Council of Moroccan Jewish Communities, and Moroccan correspondent for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, announced today that he will bring suit against Akhbar Dounia, a newspaper financed by Egypt and notorious for its anti-Jewish attitude, for defamation in connection with an article charging that Mr. Malka was associated with Israel’s Kol Israel broadcasting network. The article published by the Egyptian-backed paper said that Kol Israel was daily calling on Moroccan Jews to leave the country.

Mr. Malka also charged that an employee of the Moroccan post office had illegally brought to the attention of Akhbared Dounia the contents of a cable dispatch he had sent to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, reporting that the Casablanca Municipal Council would furnish material aid to three Jewish institutions. The Arab paper subsequently protested the municipality’s decision.

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