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  • In First Official Step, Morocco Opens Israel Office

    With little fanfare and no formal ceremony, Morocco has opened a liaison office in Tel Aviv. The office, which falls short of full diplomatic representation, was opened nearly two weeks ago in Tel Aviv. But there had been no formal announcement, in accordance with Morocco’s request that “at least in the beginning, everything remain low-profile,”… More ▸

  • Moroccan King Brings Vision of Mideast Peace to Clinton

    As the Middle East peace process continues to move in fits and starts, a key supporter, King Hassan II of Morocco, brought his vision of Middle East peace to President Clinton last week. The peace process is stalling because it is not a full-fledged peace yet, Hassan said in his welcoming remarks at the White… More ▸

  • From Casablanca to Jerusalem: Arabs and Jews Continue Business Talk

    Days after the conclusion of a historic economic conference that drew Israelis and Arabs to Casablanca, Morocco, some 2,000 businesspeople from the region were in Jerusalem this week for the third annual Jerusalem Business Conference. Organizers of the Jerusalem conference credited the peace process and the recent Morocco meeting for the unprecedented turnout, which included… More ▸

  • Casablanca Conference Ends with Pronouncements That Boycott is over

    A regional economic conference in Casablanca, Morocco, concluded Tuesday, with Morocco’s King Hassan II and Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres declaring the Arab boycott of Israel effectively over. Hassan closed the historic three-day conference, which brought together Arab and Israeli leaders as well as business executives from around the world, by issuing a 14-point “Casablanca… More ▸

  • Israel Sends Big Entourage to Casablanca Economic Summit

    The historic economic summit that opened Sunday night in Casablanca included an Israeli delegation comprising no less than seven government ministers, members of the Knesset, as well as Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres. The Israeli delegates were in the company of more than 720 politicians from 60 countries and 1,200 top… More ▸

  • Algerian Muslim Fundamentalist Says He Was Told to Hit Morocco Synagogue

    An Algerian Muslim fundamentalist arrested in Morocco for the killing of Spanish tourists has confessed he had been instructed to attack a synagogue in Casablanca, according to a report by the Moroccan news agency MAP. Hamel Marzouk said he decided not to attack the synagogue because it was so heavily guarded, and instead shot up… More ▸

  • Morocco Announces Ties with Israel; Minister Calls It a ‘holiday Present’

    On the eve of the Jewish New Year, Morocco has become the second Arab country with diplomatic ties with Israel. On Thursday, the two countries announced that they would soon open Liaison offices in Tel Aviv and Rabat, the Moroccan capital. “For us it’s a beautiful present on the holiday, but it is beyond a… More ▸

  • Jewish Victims of Moroccan Plane Crash Buried in Mass Grave in Muslim Cemetery

    An Orthodox Jewish family from Amsterdam, victims of a plane crash in Morocco earlier this month, was buried in a mass grave at a Muslim cemetery in Morocco despite efforts to have the remains brought to Amsterdam for Jewish burial. Marius Goldberg, his wife, Eva, their 6-year-old daughter, Nuriel, and 4-year-old son, Emanuel, were interred… More ▸