Moroccan Jews celebrate festival in Essaouira

Hundreds of Moroccan Jews from around the world gathered in the coastal city of Essaouira to celebrate the annual four-day event of Hiloula from September 14 to 17. Some Moroccan Jews meets...

Moroccan Jews distribute 1,500 meals for Ramadan

For the second successive year, Jewish associations in Morocco have distributed meals for struggling families to break the Ramadan fast. Organised by The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ),...

King of Morocco attends Casablanca synagogue inauguration

King Mohammed VI of Morocco attended the inauguration of the Ettedgui Synagogue and the adjacent El Mellah Museum in Casablanca following their rehabilitation last Friday. Serge Berdugo, Secretary-General of the...

Moroccan police arrest man in connection with murder of Jewish couple

Two Moroccan Jews were killed in Casablanca in what police said was a crime motivated by greed, but which some media said may have had a racist element. The victims...

Moroccan radio station punished for antisemitic remarks

Morocco’s state audio-visual authority (Haca) has sanctioned the Radio Aswat station for broadcasting antisemitic comments. In a programme broadcast on December 10, 2015, a presenter guided an interviewee into agreeing...

Morocco King orders re-establishment of Jewish street names in Marrakesh

King Mohammed VI has given instructions to re-name streets with their original forms in the Essalam quarter of Marrakesh. The neighbourhood was formerly known as Hay El Mellah. The decision follows...

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