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King of Morocco Represented at Synagogue Services by Minister

King Hassan of Morocco was represented at Yom Kippur services in Casablanca’s main synagogue by two of his closest advisers, Interior Minister General Oufkir and Casablanca Governor Col. Sefioui, it was reported here today.

The two officials presented the king’s “best wishes to his loyal Jewish subjects” to the community’s chief rabbi and principal Jewish leaders. Despite various anti-Jewish campaigns aimed at King Hassan’s government, the presence of the two officials at the synagogue received considerable publicity in the Moroccan press.