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  • Moroccan King Frees Jewish Prisoner

    A Jewish mathematician, imprisoned in Morocco, was set free Saturday after having served 12 years of an 18-year sentence. Sion Assidon, 36, a self-confessed Marxist activist, was pardoned by King Hassan II and left Kenitra prison where he had been held. Though Assidon, a prominent lecturer and scientist, was sentenced on charges not connected with… More ▸

  • Hassan Honors Moroccan Jewish Leader

    The head of Morocco’s Jewish community, David Amar, was awarded the high decoration of “Officer in the Order of the Throne” by King Hassan at ceremonies held at the Royal Palace here, the World Jewish Congress reported today. Amar, a prominent businessman, is secretary-general of the Council of Jewish Communities of Morocco, the central representative… More ▸

  • Conference of Moroccan Jewish Communities Seen As Possible Precursor of New Mideast Peace Initiative

    Several Knesset members who attended the first national conference of Moroccan Jewish communities which ended here Monday night, expressed cautious optimism yesterday that the event could herald a new Middle East peace initiative encouraged by King Hassan of Morocco. The conference, which opened Sunday, drew some 500 participants and observers representing the Moroccan Jewish community… More ▸

  • U.S. Welcomes Moroccan Government’s Hospitality Toward Jewish Conclave

    The State Department said today that the United States “welcomes” the hospitality of the Moroccan government toward the international conference of Jews from Morocco that included a 35-member delegation from Israel. “The Congress of the Council of Jewish Communities in Morocco is a bi-annual private event organized by the leaders fo Morocco’s Jewish community, who… More ▸

  • Special to the JTA Morocco Displays Warmth Toward Its Jewish Citizens and Cordiality Toward Israel

    The two-day national conference of Moroccan Jewish communities which opened here yesterday and ended tonight provided the occasion for a display of warmth by this Arab League member-state toward its 25,000 Jewish citizens and, more significant, cordiality toward Israel. The 35-member Israeli delegation among the 500 participants and observers from abroad included II Knesset members…. More ▸

  • 35-member Israeli Delegation Arrives in Rabat to Attend Conclave of Moroccan Jewish Communities

    A 35-member Israeli delegation arrived today in Rabat, the capital of Morocco, to attend the first national conference of Moroccan Jewish communities. Delegations from the United States and France will also be in attendance. The Conference, which begins today, will conclude tomorrow. The Israeli delegation arrived in Rabat via Paris, where they obtained their Moroccan… More ▸

  • Behind the Head Lines the Jews of Morocco

    The Moroccan version of America’s Fourth of July took place last March 3 throughout the length and breadth of this colorful and fascinating Moslem nation, and almost the entire Jewish population of close to 20,000 turned out en masse to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of their King’s ascension to the throne. In each of the… More ▸

  • Concern over Fate of Jewish Community in Tetuan, Morocco

    Serious concern is felt here for the safety of the Jewish community in Tetuan, Morocco after riots yesterday in which 30-70 persons reportedly were killed. Jewish organizaions have been unable to ascertain the fate of Tetuan’s 2,000 Jews because telephone and telex communications with Morocco have been disrupted for the past two days. The riots… More ▸