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Moroccan Jews #248711

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 03, 1977
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(Studio) Jews are in every Arab country in Mid. East, but usually under strict limitations. Not so in Morocco.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Rabat, Morocco) Report on presence of Jews in Moslem Morocco and freedoms they have here. Worshipping in Casablanca and Jewish schools in large cities noted. Exodus of many Jews from country at end of French colonialism noted; most now in Israel. Recently cntry., part of Arab Front, launched political move, inviting all Moroccan-born Jews to come home; is thought move aimed mainly at those in Israel. According to some Jews here, Moroccan Jews are discriminated against in Israel. [Albert AFLALO - says Jews from Arab ntns. treated differently in Israel.] Aflalo, in favor with King Hassan, says Russian and Polish Jews especially scorn Moroccan Jews in Israel. Diversities in Moroccan Jewish status within country noted, from poor and elderly to successful ones like industrialist, attorney and doctor. Jews here say King Hassan is like life insurance and if he goes, Jews would panic, pack and leave.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

McNamara, Bob;
Mudd, Roger

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