Israeli, Moroccan Leaders to Meet

Israeli Foreign Minister Ehud Barak was scheduled to leave last Friday for a two-day trip to Morocco, where he was to meet with King Hassam II.

The trip is the first public working visit by a foreign minister from the Jewish state to Morocco.

Barak also was scheduled to meet with his Moroccan counterpart, Abdellatif Filali. Barak was to brief the Moroccan leaders on the latest developments in the peace process and discuss developing bilateral relations.

Meanwhile, Israeli films were scheduled to be featured at a recent cultural festival a Morocco.

The final obstacles to the showing of the films were removed when a Casablanca court rejected a petition from a group called the Association to Support the Palestinian Struggle.

The group said Morocco should not advance Israeli interest at a time when the rights of Palestinians were violated and the territories were occupied.

But the court ruled that there was no pressing reason to cancel the festival.

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