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  • Israel-morocco Phone Link Launched

    A direct-dialing telephone link between Israel and Morocco was inaugurated Thursday with a telephone conversation between Minister-Without-Portfolio Raphael Edri in Tel Aviv and Robert Asseraf, a leader of the Moroccan Jewish community. The phone link between Israel and countries that have no direct phone communications with Israel was established two years ago by the Tel… More ▸

  • Palestinians Following Summit in Casablanca with Skepticism

    Palestinians, suffering the self-imposed hardships of their uprising and increasingly tough countermeasures by Israeli security forces, did not react with much enthusiasm this week to the encouraging words reaching them from Western capitals and the Arab summit in Casablanca. There was U.S. Secretary of State James Baker’s speech Monday in Washington urging Israel to give… More ▸

  • Moroccan King Expresses Dismay over Dukakis Campaign Promises

    King Hassan of Morocco expressed the hope Tuesday that Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis “will have a lapse of memory should he be elected.” The monarch, in an interview with Le Monde, said, “I understand Mr. Dukakis’ electoral considerations,” but added that he hoped the Massachusetts governor, if elected president, would forget some of his… More ▸

  • Israelis Laud Morocco’s Ex-king As Son Celebrates Birthday

    King Hassan II of Morocco, who celebrated his 58th birthday on July 10, was presented with a scroll signed by 71 prominent Israelis, attesting to the role of his late father, King Muhammed V, in fighting the Nazis during World War II and saving Jewish lives in Europe and Morocco. The information was reported to… More ▸

  • Jewish-moroccan Relations Boosted

    Jewish-Moroccan relations were boosted as a leader of the American Sephardic Jewish community was awarded one of Morocco’s highest honors. Liliane Shalom of New York, a native of Casablanca, is the first Moroccan woman to receive the Commander of the Ouissam Alaouite, the order of the royal Moroccan dynasty. The award has been presented to… More ▸

  • Plaque Honoring Moroccan King Removed from Square in Ashkelon

    A plaque honoring the late King Mohammed of Morocco was removed from the newly named Peace Square in Ashkelon Monday barely a week after it was dedicated at ceremonies attended by Premier Shimon Peres. Mayor Eli Dayan said the plaque was removed for cleaning and maintenance. It had been repeatedly vandalized with paint, hammer blows… More ▸

  • Kahane Followers Attack Ashkelon City Hall During Ceremony Honoring Past King of Morocco

    Official ceremonies naming a square in Ashkelon in honor of the late King Mohammed of Morocco were cut short Sunday when Rabbi Meir Kahane and followers of his extremist Kach Party invaded the municipality offices, smashed windows, overturned furniture and threatened the clerks. Premier Shimon Peres, the principal speaker, had difficulty making himself heard over… More ▸

  • Peres Says His Meeting with Hassan Got Widespread Support from Morocco’s Leading Parties and Organiz

    The recent meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres and Moroccan King Hassan met with widespread support from Morocco’s leading parties and organizations, Peres said Wednesday night. Asked about his visit with Hassan, Peres said contacts with Morocco were being maintained since his return home. “The answer is positive — they have been held, are… More ▸

  • Moroccan Officials See Hassan-peres Meeting As ‘historic Turning Point’

    The two-day meeting last week between Premier Shimon Peres and King Hassan of Morocco was a “long-term success” and an “historic turning point” in the Arab-Israeli dispute, according to Moroccan officials quoted in media reports here. Two senior Moroccan Cabinet officials, Foreign Minister Abdel Atif Sillali and Minister of State Mulla Ahmed Allawi, stressed Israeli-Moroccan… More ▸