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  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸