World Jewish Congress to Discuss Position of Jews in Algeria
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World Jewish Congress to Discuss Position of Jews in Algeria

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The precarious position of Algerian Jews and the discrimination practiced against the Jewish community in the Soviet Union will be among the principal subjects to be considered at the National Conference of the World Jewish Congress British section. The conference, in which more than 200 delegates from all parts of Britain will take part, will be held here this weekend.

The situation of North African Jewry will be dealt with in a report by A.L. Easter-man, head of the World Jewish Congress department of international affairs. The status of the 100,000 Jews in Algeria is of particular current importance because of reports of an early agreement between France and the Algerian Moslem nationalists, it was stressed here today.

The delegates will also hear a survey on the position of Jews in Eastern Europe, a matter of special concern following the reports of trials of Jews in Moscow and Leningrad and of the Chief Rabbi of Bulgaria in Sofia.

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