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  • Last Synagogue in Algeria Threatened

    Algerian authorities are threatening to expropriate Kanoui Temple, the only remaining synagogue in the Algerian city of Oran, according to informed sources in that city. Since Algeria proclaimed its independence from France in 1962, 17 of the 19 synagogues in this western city have been nationalized. One of the two temples left for the Jewish… More ▸

  • No Confirmation Available That Soviet Migs Intended for Egypt Are Based in Algeria

    Official circles here could not confirm reports circulating in Western countries that Soviet warplanes intended for Egypt are based in Algeria. According to the reports the Russians’ purpose is to conceal the number and type of aircraft they are supplying to Egypt. The Israeli circles said that if the reports are true, the Soviets would… More ▸

  • France, Algeria on Verge of Diplomatic Break; Franco-israeli Amity May Follow

    France and Algeria appeared to be on the verge of an open diplomatic break today as a result of Algeria’s sudden embargo on oil shipments to France. The Algiers government halted the loading of French tankers at the country’s largest oil port, Arzew. The embargo decision was made Saturday but news reached here only last… More ▸

  • Algerian President Denounces Cease-fire; Supports Guerrillas Unreservedly

    Algerian President Houari Boumedienne today denounced the Rogers Plan and the Middle East cease-fire as a “cover-up to recognize Israel and surrender to the imperialists.” At a military pared in Algiers at which he welcomed home the Algerian troops which had been stationed at the Suez Canal front, Pres. Boumedienne declared that Algeria supported the… More ▸

  • Anti-semitic Article Arouses Concern for Safety of Jewish Families in Algeria

    A violently anti-Semitic article in an official Algerian publication has aroused concern here for the safety of the few hundred elderly Jews who live in that country. The article by Prof. Abdel Hamid Benachenou of Algiers University, in the weekly “Algerie Actualite,” quoted at length from the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a 19th… More ▸

  • Gaullist Deputy Protests Planned Sale of Jet Trainers to Algeria by France

    A Gaullist member of the French parliament has protested against government plans to sell 28 Fouga-Magister jet training planes to Algeria, a nation whose verbal assaults against Israel have been the most extreme of any of the Arab states. Algeria did not sign a cease-fire agreement after the Six-Day War and reportedly has regular units… More ▸

  • Algeria Marks ‘palestine Solidarity Day,’ Collects Cash for Fatah

    Algeria celebrated “Palestine Solidarity Day” yesterday with speeches, public demonstrations, fund-raising for El Fatah, the Palestinian terrorist organization, and calls for all-out war on Israel. According to reports reaching here various Cabinet ministers addressed large crowds, funds were contributed by Government bodies and the general public, and special taxes for El Fatah were imposed on… More ▸

  • Israel Deplores Algeria’s Announced Participation in Suez Battle

    Israel reacted Tuesday to news of Algerian participation in last Saturday’s Suez Canal battle by filing a complaint in the Security Council. The official Algerian news agency announced Monday that Algerian troops had been in the canal zone during the Israeli-Egyptian fighting and had participated without suffering any casualties. In a letter sent to the… More ▸