Algerian Leader Finds Arab People No Longer Hostile Toward Israel
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Algerian Leader Finds Arab People No Longer Hostile Toward Israel

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Arab leaders may continue their traditional enmity against Israel, but major changes have occurred among the Arab people “who no longer hate Israel or want war with Israel,” an exiled Algerian revolutionary leader declared here today.

The Algerian is Abdel Razek Kader, who was one of the foremost leaders of the anti-French revolutionary forces in Algeria before that country gained its independence. Later, however, Mr. Kader was exiled when he differed over policy with Premier Ben Bella. He arrived here today for a fortnight’s visit during which, he said, he will study Israel’s social development” and try to learn how Israel’s system can be used to further Algeria’s own development.”

Mr. Kader told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that he will, while in Israel, visit Kibbutz Hatzor, “where I spent a year and had the happiest times of my life.” He is the author of a book, entitled “Arab-Jewish Conflict,” in which he expressed his belief that the differences between Israel and the Arab states can be settled by peaceful means.

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