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  • Morocco Cancels Conference to Avoid Israeli Participation

    The faltering Israeli-Palestinian peace process has apparently led to the abrupt cancellation of an economic conference by a country that has long been regarded as a friend of the Jewish state. Moroccan officials canceled this week a meeting between ministers of the European Union and 12 Mediterranean countries. According to well-informed sources, the move came… More ▸

  • Israeli Organizer of Conference Detained in Morocco for 9 Days

    A prominent Israeli physician who was prevented from leaving Morocco for more than a week has returned home. Daniel Weinstein, the head of obstetrics at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, was a key organizer of the First World Congress on Maternal Mortality, held March 8 to 14 in Marrakech. The conference drew about 1,000 doctors, midwives,… More ▸

  • Moroccan King Backs Peres Campaign

    King Hassan II of Morocco has lent his firm support to Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres, saying that the Middle East peace process would be in danger if his Labor Party lost Israel’s May 29 national elections. “We must pray to prevent disaster. The risk of a change of majority [in Israel] does not —… More ▸

  • Israel to Compensate Family of Moroccan Killed by Mossad

    Israel has agreed to compensate the family of a Moroccan waiter mistakenly killed by the Mossad, Israel’s foreign intelligence service. Bringing to an end what was known for 23 years as the “Lillehammer Episode,” Israeli lawyer Amnon Goldenberg this week signed an agreement with the family of Ahmed Bouchiki, who was shot dead by Mossad… More ▸

  • Israeli, Moroccan Leaders to Meet

    Israeli Foreign Minister Ehud Barak was scheduled to leave last Friday for a two-day trip to Morocco, where he was to meet with King Hassam II. The trip is the first public working visit by a foreign minister from the Jewish state to Morocco. Barak also was scheduled to meet with his Moroccan counterpart, Abdellatif… More ▸

  • Israeli Charters Soar to Morocco

    The first two charter flights from Israel to Morocco left Ben-Gurion Airport on Sunday. The planes flew a group of Israeli travel agents to a conference in Marrakech, Israel Radio reported. Morocco hosted the first regional economic conference in Casablanca last year. More ▸

  • Morocco Commemorates Yom Hashoah

    Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, has been commemorated for what is believed to be the first time in an Arab state. In Casablanca, Morocco, an audience mostly comprised of Jews attended the April 26 ceremony, which began with the kindling of six candles in memory of the 6 million Jews who died during the… More ▸

  • In First Official Step, Morocco Opens Israel Office

    With little fanfare and no formal ceremony, Morocco has opened a liaison office in Tel Aviv. The office, which falls short of full diplomatic representation, was opened nearly two weeks ago in Tel Aviv. But there had been no formal announcement, in accordance with Morocco’s request that “at least in the beginning, everything remain low-profile,”… More ▸

  • Moroccan King Brings Vision of Mideast Peace to Clinton

    As the Middle East peace process continues to move in fits and starts, a key supporter, King Hassan II of Morocco, brought his vision of Middle East peace to President Clinton last week. The peace process is stalling because it is not a full-fledged peace yet, Hassan said in his welcoming remarks at the White… More ▸