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Dr. Goldmann Pessimistic on Future of Jews in Independent Algeria

June 12, 1962
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The Jews in Algeria are free to stay there or leave, Dr. Nahum Goldmann today told a meeting of the Israel executive of the World Jewish Congress here. However, he expressed doubt whether the Jews have any future in Algeria, despite the guarantees given them under the agreement concluded in Evian between the French Government and the Moslem-Algerian liberation movement.

Dr. Goldmann noted that for the present Jews have been accorded the same status given to other Europeans in independent Algeria. He expressed the opinion that, under its Moslem liberation movement’s “shrewd and realistic” leadership, Algeria would become the Number One Arab state within a year or two.

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