morocco

  • Envoy in Morocco Urges U.s Jews: Invest in This North African Nation

    The same forces driving young Jews out of Morocco — a lack of jobs and economic instability — are taking a toll on all Moroccans, according to Marc Ginsberg, the U.S. ambassador to Morocco. For that reason, Ginsberg, the first Jew to hold his post, would like the United States to work in partnership with… More ▸

  • Delegation of Jewish Leaders is Feted by Royalty of Morocco

    In what were the first such meetings since the signing of the Palestinian self-rule accord in September, King Hassan II of Morocco has met with two delegations of Jewish leaders. The king met over the weekend with an 11-member delegation from B’nai B’rith International that included the organization’s president, Kent Schiner, and the president of… More ▸

  • Delegations of Jewish Leaders is Feted by Royalty of Morocco

    In what were the first such meeting since the signing of the Palestinian self- rule accord in September, King Hassan II of Morocco has met with two delegations of Jewish leaders. The king met over the weekend with an 11-member delegation from B’nai B’rith International that included the organization’s president, Kent Schiner, and the president… More ▸

  • Israel and Morocco Reported on Verge of Expanding Their Ties

    Israel and Morocco are reportedly on the verge of expanding their ties. While the expansion would not create diplomatic relations between them, the two countries are reportedly set to announce economic measures including air, telephone and mail links. Morocco has been at the forefront of Arab countries open to contacts with Israel. The Israeli Embassy… More ▸

  • Jewish Leader Named Minister in Cabinet of Morocco’s Monarch

    The president of Morocco’s Jewish Communities Council has been named minister of tourism, in a move seen as further proof of the North African country’s commitment to peace in the Middle East. Serge Berdugo, who last week was tapped to be the first Jewish Cabinet official in more than 35 years, is personally close to… More ▸

  • Canadian Jewish Congress Meets with Jordanian, Moroccan Envoys

    For the first time ever, the representative body of Canadian Jewry has met with the ambassador of Jordan. On Thursday, a Canadian Jewish Congress delegation, headed by its national president, Irving Abella, traveled to Ottawa to meet with Jordanian ambassador Hani Khalifeh. Later, the group met with Moroccan Ambassador Tajeddine Baddou. The meetings are part… More ▸

  • Rabin and Peres Visit Morocco Amid Hope for Diplomatic Ties

    The historic Israeli-Palestinian signing ceremony at the White House this week has already had a far-reaching diplomatic impact, with several longtime enemies of Israel announcing interest in establishing relations with the Jewish state. Officials here were expecting Morocco to make such an announcement soon, following a surprise visit to that country Tuesday by Prime Minister… More ▸

  • Jewish Stance on Conflict in Bosnia Discussed with Moroccan Ambassador

    Morocco’s ambassador to the United Nations met with a Jewish delegation here this week to hear the organized Jewish community’s position on the situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The meeting was held at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. Present was American Ambassador Madeleine Albright, who organized the session at the request of her Moroccan counterpart;… More ▸