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Talks with Moroccan Government Seek to Ease Jewish Emigration Ban

June 18, 1956
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Negotiations were started this week-end with the Moroccan Government in an attempt to secure partial restoration of organized emigration of Jews from Morocco to Israel, it was learned here today. The outcome of these negotiations will not be known for several days.

In the meantime, it was officially confirmed today that more than 30 Israeli citizens attached to various Jewish organizations in Morocco have been ordered to leave the country within eight days. They include leading members of the staff of Kadimah, the institution which directed Jewish emigration from Morocco and which was dissolved last week by order of the Moroccan Government.

(The New York Times reported today from Algiers that in Tunisia, too, the Jews fear enactment of restrictive anti-Jewish measures “in the name of Arab solidarity.” These measures, the report said, might take the form of restrictions on emigration to Israel, on transfers of funds and on commercial and professional activity. “Recent anti-Zionist campaigns in the Tunisian press, frequently accompanied by ugly incidents in the street, have increased the anxiety of the Jews,” the report stated, adding that “the Tunisian Government, although quick to deplore anti-Semitism in all its forms, has done nothing to moderate the anti-Zionist; clamor in the press.”)

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