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  • 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 ▸

  • Peres Praises Egypt and Morocco for Helping End Deportee Crisis

    Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres is crediting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and King Hassan of Morocco with helping to resolve the diplomatic crisis caused, by the deportation of 415 Palestinians in December. Peres praised the two leaders Sunday in an address here to the annual plenum of the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council. He… More ▸

  • Thousands Honor Moroccan Tzadik, but Crowd at Festival is Shrinking

    Thousands gathered Monday to observe the annual Baba Sali festival in Netivot, marking the ninth anniversary of the death of Rabbi Shalom Abuhatzeira. The Moroccan-born rabbi, better known as Baba Sali, was a religious leader believed to have possessed miraculous powers. However, as time passes since his death, interest in the festivities seems to be… More ▸

  • Morocco Returns to Israel Bodies of Shipwreck Victims

    Israel will hold a state funeral for the 22 victims of a 1961 accident involving the immigrant boat Egoz, whose remains arrived here Wednesday from Morocco. The Egoz went down in still-unexplained circumstances off Gibraltar, and the bodies of the 22 were washed ashore and buried in Morocco. Efforts have been under way for several… More ▸

  • Youth to Visit Morocco, Spain

    A delegation of almost 500 Israeli youths will embark on a tour of Spain and Morocco for the culmination of events commemorating the 500th anniversary of the deportation of the Jews from Spain. It will be the first organized visit of Israeli youths to an Arab country except for Egypt, and is intended to explore… More ▸

  • Moroccan Post-pesach Festival Turns into Pitch for Elections

    The Feast of Mimouna, a tradition of the Moroccan Jewish community at the conclusion of Passover, became the target of electioneering politicians this week, despite objections from the festival’s organizers. “I am not responsible for this match of Mimouna and the elections,” said Sam Shitreet, one of the community leaders. Moroccan families who gathered in… More ▸