King of Morocco Confers with Jewish Delegation in New York
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King of Morocco Confers with Jewish Delegation in New York

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King Hassan II of Morocco received a Jewish delegation in New York during his visit in this country last week, it was reported here today. The delegation delivered to him a scroll commemorating the stand of his late father, King Mohammed V, who refused to implement in Morocco the Vichy regulations against Jewish subjects.

The delegation under the auspices of the American. Friends of the Alliance and Ittihad-Maroc–a local Moroccan Jewish organization which runs the schools founded by the Alliance–thanked the King for the encouragement and protection given to education in Morocco and for the understanding treatment which Jewish schools with their 20,000 children have received, within the limits of the law.

The King confirmed his determination to implement the New Constitution especially in its provisions which assure protection of all human rights and equality of treatment to all citizens and freedom of religion, within the framework of the law.

The delegation was headed by Marcel Franco, president of the American Friends of the Alliance, and included Prof. Salo W. Baron, Justice Harry Batshaw of the Superior Court of Montreal, Jacob Blaustein, Saadiah Cherniak, Irving M. Engel, Murray I. Gurfein, Dr. William Haber, Jacob S. Knafou, Elias N. Lasry, Moses A. Leavitt, Joseph Meyerhoff, Judge Simon H. Rifkind, Caroline K. Simon, Secretary of State of New York, and Edward M.M.Warburg.

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