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Jewish Journalists in Morocco

Twelve Jewish editors, members of the American Jewish Press Association, left Tuesday for a 10-day tour of Morocco as guests of the government. They were invited by the government’s tourism minister as part of King Hassan’s policy of trying to establish friendly relations between Arabs and Jews.

The group, which arrived yesterday in Casablanca, is due to visit Morocco’s main cities where most of the country’s 30,000 Jews live: Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, Meknes, Tangier and Marrakesh. The group represents publications in Philadelphia, Cleveland, Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, Kansas City, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, St. Louis and Jersey City.