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  • State Dept. Says There Are No Immediate Plans to Add Moroccan Troops to the Mnf

    The State Department indicated today that no troops from Morocco or other countries would be added to the Multinational Force now in Lebanon until an agreement on the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Lebanon is completed. Department spokesman John Hughes would not comment on reports that President Amin Gemayel of Lebanon was offered Moroccan… More ▸

  • Morocco’s F.m. Says His Country Welcomes Return of Sinai to Egypt but Israel Must Vacate All Areas O

    Foreign Minister M’Hamed Boucetta of Morocco made it clear today that while his country welcomes the return of the Sinai to Egypt it continues to oppose the Camp David process. Instead, he stressed, Morocco joins other Arab states in demanding a comprehensive peace agreement which includes Israeli withdrawal from all territories occupied since 1967, including… More ▸

  • Carrington Asks Arab Leaders Meeting in Morocco to Accept Fahd Plan

    Foreign Secretary Lord Carrington called today on Arab leaders meeting in Fez, Morocco, to approve the eight-point plan proposed by Crown Prince Fahd of Saudi Arabia. Speaking an the BBC’s World Service, Carrington said that by backing the Saudi plan the other Arab leaders would be saying that they want peace and that they are… More ▸

  • Rabbi to Go to Morocco, Spain to Help Set Up Kosher Hotels

    Rabbi Binyamin Pery, of Jerusalem, said that he would go to Morocco shortly and also to Spain to advise the governments in those countries on setting up kosher hotels. Pery, who is kashrut supervisor at the Jerusalem Plaza Hotel, said the Moroccan authorities contacted him while he was visiting the U.S. recently and issued an… More ▸

  • Moroccan Official Welcomes Mideast Peace Moves but is Critical of Israel

    The President of Morocco’s Parliament, Dey Ould Sidi Baba, said here yesterday at a news conference that “we solute and are happy at the effort of all nations, including the United States, to reach peace” in the Middle East. Asked by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency whether “all nations” includes Israel, he replied, “Indeed.” Later, however,… More ▸

  • Jewish Journalists in Morocco

    Twelve Jewish editors, members of the American Jewish Press Association, left Tuesday for a 10-day tour of Morocco as guests of the government. They were invited by the government’s tourism minister as part of King Hassan’s policy of trying to establish friendly relations between Arabs and Jews. The group, which arrived yesterday in Casablanca, is… More ▸

  • Israel Museum Gets 500-year-old Torah from Anonymous Donor in Morocco

    A Torah scroll, written 500 years ago in Morocco, was presented by Premier Yitzhak Rabin to the Israel Museum yesterday. The scroll was a gift given by an anonymous donor. It originated in the village of Debdou in eastern Morocco and is now the museum’s oldest Torah valued at more than IL 100,000. No details… More ▸

  • Deny Moroccan Jews Left Israel Last Year to Return to Morocco

    The Jewish Agency denied a news service report today that substantial numbers of Moroccan Jews left Israel last year to return to Morocco. Yehuda Dominitz, deputy director of the Agency’s immigration and absorption department, claimed that not a single Jew emigrated from Israel to Morocco last year. Dominitz recalled similar reports last year of a… More ▸