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The book jacket of “A Girl in a Blue Shirt” by Gabriel Bensimhon, translated into Moroccan Arabic. Credit: Courtesy of Tel Aviv University.

In a first, Israeli Hebrew novel is translated into Moroccan Arabic

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For the first time, an Israeli novel has been translated into Arabic in Morocco and will be sold in Moroccan bookstores. The groundbreaking novel, A Girl in a Blue Shirt, was written by Gabriel Bensimhon of...
The flag of Morocco. Credit: Wikipedia.

US-Morocco MOU exempts Jewish ceremonial objects

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A memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed last week between the United States and Morocco intended to protect Moroccan cultural property exempts Jewish objects. The MOU was signed on Jan. 14 by then-U.S. Ambassador to Morocco...
Elan Carr, the U.S. State Department’s Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, and El Mehdi Boudra, president of the Morocco-based Association Mimouna, signing an MOU to combat anti-Semitism on Jan. 18, 2021. Source: Twitter/Elan Carr.

US, Morocco sign MOU on combating anti-Semitism

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The United States and Morocco signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Friday to combat all forms of anti-Semitism. The MOU was signed by Elan Carr, who leads the U.S. State Department’s Office of the...
King Hassan II and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in Rabat, 1993.

A 1993 meeting with Moroccan King Hassan II worth remembering

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From 1992 to 1994, I served as political adviser to the late Israeli Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin. In that capacity, I was sent to brief the King of Morocco, Hassan II,...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement to the media at the Knesset in Jerusalem, Dec. 22, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Moroccan delegation expected in Israel this week, says Netanyahu

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday that a delegation from Morocco would travel to Israel this week to advance diplomatic relations between the two countries. Netanyahu said in a video posted on Facebook...
Israel’s National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat and senior adviser to the U.S. president Jared Kushner with Moroccan King Mohammed VI at the royal palace in Rabat. Credit: Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO.

US-Israeli delegation makes history in Morocco, signs diplomatic and economic deals

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A joint Israeli-American delegation met with senior officials in Morocco on Tuesday, including King Mohammed VI, as part of a move to normalize relations between Israel and Morocco. Israel’s National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat and...
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Who says Morocco never persecuted its Jews?

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The news that Israel and Morocco are about to “normalize” their relations has been met with jubilation in Israel—and in the Moroccan diaspora. The first direct flight has taken off for Rabat from Tel...
Senior adviser to the president Jared Kushner boards El Al Flight 971 from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi together with the U.S.-Israeli delegation, at Ben-Gurion International Airport, Aug. 31, 2020. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

Kushner leads joint U.S.-Israel visit to Morocco

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Jared Kushner, senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, led a delegation from Israel to Morocco on Tuesday aboard the first direct flight between the two countries as part of the ongoing U.S. effort...
An El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 737-858. Credit: Andre Wadman/Wikimedia Commons.

El Al to operate first direct flight from Israel to Morocco

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El Al Airlines announced on Sunday that it would operate its first flight to Rabat, Morocco on Tuesday. The flight will carry a joint U.S.-Israeli delegation, reported Reuters. The direct flight should take around six hours and...
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan and Moroccan Ambassador to the United Nations Omar Hilale. Credit: Ido Siman-Tov.

Morocco, Israel mark end of Hanukkah in joint UN event

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For the first time, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan hosted his counterparts—the ambassadors of Morocco, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain—in a public event on Thursday evening to mark the final night...