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  • Cabinet Gratified with Morocco Talks

    The Cabinet expressed its “gratification” Sunday over Premier Shimon Peres’ visit to Morocco last week for two days of talks with King Hassan, according to an official communique issued here. The Cabinet statement said Peres had reported at length on the talks, stressing that he believed Hassan genuinely sought peace and that peace benefitted from… More ▸

  • Background Report the Jews of Morocco

    The nearly 15,000 Jews in Morocco, scene of this week’s dramatic talks between King Hassan and Israeli Premier Shimon Peres, enjoy religious freedom as well as the right to emigrate to Israel, a step taken over the years by some 350,000 Jews who have left for Israel since 1948. Beyond these freedoms, unusual inasmuch that… More ▸

  • Peres Extends Visit to Morocco; Holding Further Talks with Hassan

    Premier Shimon Peres will stay in Morocco an additional day for a further talk with King Hassan, Moroccan sources said Wednesday. The Israeli leader who has been Hassan’s guest at his summer palace in Efrana since Monday night, had been scheduled to return to Israel Wednesday evening. According to the Moroccan sources, he has delayed… More ▸

  • Shamir Knew Peres Was Morocco-bound

    Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir said Monday he knew in advance of Premier Shimon Peres’ trip to Morocco for talks with King Hassan believed related to the Middle East peace process but declined to say whether he gave Peres his blessings. But President Chaim Herzog did. The Likud leader said on a radio interview that if… More ▸

  • Jews of Moroccan Origin Launch Group

    An international organization of Jews of Moroccan origin was launched yesterday at a meeting of the leaders of Jewish communities of a dozen countries, including Israel and Morocco. The organization will have a permanent secretariat in Paris and regional offices in countries where there are sizeable communities of Moroccan Jews who will be eligible for… More ▸

  • JNF Forest to Honor Moroccan Monarch

    A Jewish National Fund forest of 10,000 trees has been dedicated in Jerusalem’s Ramot neighborhood in honor of King Mohammed V of Morocco, who died in 1961. The late king is revered by North African Jews for courageously refusing their deportation to Nazi Germany during World War II. Mohammed was the father of the reigning… More ▸

  • World Assembly of Moroccan Jewry Calls for Arab-israel Coexistence

    The first World Assembly of Moroccan Jewry ended with a call for Arab-Israel coexistence and a pledge to help promote a just and lasting peace in the Middle East. David Amar of Casablanca, president of the Council of Moroccan Jewish Communities, was elected president of the World Assembly at its organizing meeting here over the… More ▸

  • World Assembly of Moroccan Jews Opens

    The first World Assembly of Moroccan Jewry opened here today with a warm welcome from Morocco’s Ambassador to Canada and a plea by the president of Quebec’s Sephardic community “to strengthen our attachment to Morocco” and “to preserve our 2,000-year history, culture and religion.” Some 150 delegates from Israel, the U.S., France, Spain, Venezuela, Great… More ▸

  • Morocco Refuses to Allow Two Israelis to Enter Country After Being Invited by Former Senegalese Pres

    Israeli writer and philosopher Aharon Amir is returning today to Israel after Morocco denied him entry to attend an international conference in Marrakesh. Amir and another Israeli, writer and Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Andre Chouraqui, had been invited to the World Conference on Poetry by its chairman, former Senegalese President Leopold Senghor. Morocco’s refusal to grant… More ▸

  • JDC Ships 10,000 Hebrew Books to Jews of Morocco

    More than 10,000 Hebrew books, including 8,000 prayer texts for Sephardi rites and 2,000 school texts, were shipped to the Jewish community of Morocco from New York by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and were used for the High Holidays, it was reported today by Ralph Goldman, JDC executive vice president. According to… More ▸