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Anti-jewish Publication in Morocco Banned by Prime Minister’s Order

The anti-Jewish publication “Akhbar Edounia” was banned today by a decree issued by the Prime Minister of Morocco. The magazine, which is financed by several foreign sources, has regularly carried anti-Semitic articles and has often asserted that Moroccan Jews cannot be considered full citizens.

In its most recent issue “Akhbar Edounia” printed an editorial asserting that “the Jews always have their hands in the pockets of their neighbors.” The editorial appeared at the same time when the Moroccan Ambassador to the United States was publicly assuring American Jewish Committee leaders that there was no Jewish problem in Morocco.