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Jewish Veterans Urge French Jews to Vote for De Gaulle As President

The Association of Jewish War Veterans called today on its members and on the French Jewish community in general to support Gen. Charles de Gaulle in the Presidential elections December 5. The appeal was the first by a Jewish organization as such in the election campaign.

The move evoked a general feeling of unease among French Jews because, according to French electoral tradition, a Jewish vote as such has never existed in France, nor have Jewish organizations had a specific role in elections, except to oppose extreme rightwing and anti-Semitic movements. Correspondingly Jewish affairs have had no role in the long and bitter Presidential campaign.