Concern Expressed over Fate of Kidnapped Lebanese Jewish Leader

The Canadian and French governments have been requested to convey their concern to Lebanon over the kidnapping in Beirut on Sept. 6 of Albert Atallah, prominent Lebanese Jewish leader and former Secretary General of the Council of Lebanese Jews. The requests were made here by Alan Rose, assistant director of the Canadian Jewish Congress, at separate meetings in Ottawa with Robert Elliot, director of the Middle East Division of Canada’s External Affairs Department, and Robert Picquet. Counsellor of the French Embassy. The CJC request was forwarded to the French government in Paris. There has been no further news of Atallah, who has two children living in Canada, since the kidnapping and police still have no clues as to his whereabouts or the identity of his abductors.

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