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  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸