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Tunisian Government to Evaluate Losses Suffered by Jews During Recent Riots

The Tunisian Government has created a commission to evaluate losses suffered by Jewish merchants in recent Arab rioting touched off by Israel’s victory over the Arab states in the war this month, it was reported here today from Tunis. The losses were suffered when the mobs looted and burned Jewish-owned stores.

Despite the disquiet created by the impact of the Arab-Israel war on Moroccan Jewry, the 4,000-member Tangiers Jewish community held its regular communal elections. Abraham Laredo was elected president and Banjamin Bennaroch and Benjamin Zaoui vice-presidents, all for three-year terms. Tangier is the only Moroccan city where Jewish communal officials continue to be elected. In other cities, such officials are chosen by the Moroccan Government.

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