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  • 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 ▸

  • Dulzin Denies Report of Planned Yerida by Many Moroccan Jews

    An unconfirmed report in Haaretz this morning that substantial numbers of North African Jews in Israel were planning to return to Morocco at the invitation of that country brought a strong denial from Jewish Agency treasurer Leon Dulzin and a Knesset motion by Likud leader Menachem Beigin for an investigation of reported “yerida” to Arab… More ▸

  • 6 Held in Murder of Moroccan

    Norwegian police arrested today six suspects, including an unidentified Israeli and two Jews, in connection with the murder last Saturday of a 30-year-old Moroccan, Ahmed Boushicki, who was allegedly linked to the Scandinavian branch of the Black September movement. Boushicki, a restaurant worker was shot down on a street in the Norwegian town of Lille-hammer…. More ▸